The fight against climate change received perhaps its greatest ever shot in the arm when President Obama unveiled a bold new set of climate regulations requiring US power plants to reduce their carbon emissions by 30 percent. Previously, the global effort to contain climate change had been hamstrung by the refusal of the world’s largest economy and second largest polluter to ratify the Kyoto Protocol and to make substantial sacrifices. Now America is not only willing to make sacrifices, but to provide the kind of leadership that only it can provide.
This article from the New York Times provides an excellent update, analysis and much illumination on this most compex and urgent of global issues.
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