The Associated Press: What climate change? Meltdown trumps fears at APEC
...at this week's summit of 21 Pacific Rim nations, global warming is barely on the agenda. In its place: the financial crisis.
"The interest and focus on climate change has dissipated somewhat," said Woo Yuen Pau, CEO of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.
The Pacific Economic Cooperation Council announced Wednesday that climate change was the summit's No. 7 priority, based on an annual survey of regional government officials, business people and academics. Last year, it was No. 4.