Clinton: US would help raise billions on climate

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton looks on during a press briefing at the climate summit in Copenhagen, Denmark, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009. Clinton announced that the United States is prepared to join other rich countries in raising $100 billion in yearly climate financing for poor countries by 2020. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus) (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

December 17, 2009 6:29:54 AM PST
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton sought to put new life into flagging U.N. talks Thursday by announcing the U.S. would join others in raising $100 billion a year by 2020 to help poorer nations cope with global warming.