Tuesday, December 4, 2012

US: little climate action in Obama's second term

Democracy Now!:

President Obama’s re-election to a second term has fueled hopes across the world of a concerted U.S. effort to address global warming. But so far even the devastation of Superstorm Sandy does not appear to have shifted the Obama administration’s stance opposing binding emission targets. On Monday, U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern took questions for the first time from reporters at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Doha. Stern indicated no change in the role of the United States in global climate negotiations and refused to criticize the record per capita emissions of Qatar, the host of this year’s conference.

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