Obama heading off to Europe again

The president will attend a summit on global warming in Copenhagen

Published November 25, 2009 8:23PM (EST)

President Obama's first trip to Copenhagen, the one he made as part of an effort to lobby for Chicago to host the 2016 Summer Olympics, didn't go so well. But just two months after that, he's got another chance.

Obama will be heading to Copenhagen next month to take part in a summit meeting on global warming. The conference is unlikely to produce the treaty supporters were hoping for, but Obama's presence there will at least signal that the administration is more committed on the issue than its predecessor was.

Besides, Obama was scheduled to be in the neighborhood anyway: The day after he goes to Copenhagen, he's off to Oslo to pick up his Nobel Peace Prize.

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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