At a U.N. meeting earlier this week, more than 80 heads of state met to focus on the problem of global warming. President Bush did not participate in that meeting, choosing instead to convene a separate two-day conference in Washington on global warming. "Climate change is a global problem and we are contributing to it," said U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice. "Therefore, we are prepared to expand our leadership to address the challenge." Under the U.S. plan, countries would work together to set voluntary targets for greenhouse gas reductions, rather than the mandatory targets that would have been put in place by the Kyoto Protocols. Will the new round of talks lead to any changes in U.S. climate policy?
Produced by Karin Vergoth