international climate agreement
About 170 nations have committed to helping curb climate change by reducing carbon emissions.
First thing Friday, while collecting the latest iteration of the text from the printers, I stumbled on a Chinese negotiator
Thirteen of the world's largest energy companies support a climate deal that would limit warming to 2 degrees C.
It would be shocking in a good way if Republicans took meaningful action in the next 10 months to reign in the nation's carbon emissions. And they could do the turnaround without compromising their core values. Quite the opposite: Global warming offers conservatives an opportunity to show that they remain true to their values even on the most difficult issues.
Whether or not the submissions by China and India are part of a diplomatic dance or represent a real step backward from their positions in Durban, the fact remains that the Durban Platform, by replacing the Berlin Mandate, has opened an important window.