COPENHAGEN Chinas climate negotiators have told Western counterparts they cant agree to an operational agreement on climate change that President Barack Obama had hoped to bring home from Copenhagen and will push for a short, noncommittal collective statement at the end of the talks, according to American staffers briefed on the situation. China tells U.S.: No deal - - POLITICO.com Frankly this is not surprising at all, as China will not curb its construction of coal fired plants or hamper it's economy unless they see a profit in it. That leaves the United States and Europe to make these changes themselves in an effort to change the climate which it won't because China and India will keep the status quo. Thats the bottom line with these sorts of agreements based on a single set of conclusions. It will end up doing nothing but sending this nation into a 3rd world economic status all in an effort to satisfy a narrow scientific view.