The Associated Press on the U.S. in Doha UN climate talks kicked off in Doha on Monday, with United States delegate Jonathan Pershing defending his country's actions to combat the onset of global warming: "I would suggest those who don't follow what the U.S. is doing may not be informed of the scale and extent of the effort, but it's enormous." Pershing's comments are considered "pre-emptive" by Michael Casey of the AP, who explains that the approach "underscores one of the major showdowns expected at the two-week conference as China pushes developed countries to take an even greater role in tackling global warming."
The Guardian on the Kyoto Protocol Duncan Clark presents a series of charts which explain how countries who signed the Kyoto Protocol have actually done on their emissions given their goals. Clark writes that "overall, there are more successes than failures and the sum of emissions from nations with Kyoto targets have fallen significantly." That said, he concludes that "global emissions have showed no sign of slowing down" and in that respect the protocol failed.