Countries at the climate conference in Copenhagen welcomed the U.S.’s long-awaited official proclamation concerning the danger of greenhouse gas emissions. This could possibly mean that the Environmental Protection Agency will be able to cut emissions without needing the approval of Congress, which has blocked the measure before, BBC News.
A deadly bomb blast at a middle school in Baghdad, Iraq has killed at least eight people, the majority of which were children. The attack happened in a Shia neighborhood in Sadr City. At least 40 others were wounded, BBC News.
Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic is unveiling the “SpaceShipTwo” in the Mojave Desert tonight, a craft that already has 300 people on the waitlist. The craft reaches an altitude of 62 miles and gives passengers a view of the Earth’s curvature, where they can even float in the craft for a few minutes, Wired News.
Today, December 7th, is the 68th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The Washington Post has a photo gallery here.