The big question in Durban is whether an extraordinarily obstructive Obama administration is days away from killing this process and burying its corpse next to the Doha round of trade talks. The stakes really are that high.
But not all the American environmentalists were celebrating. "This is not a strong deal or a just one--it isn't even a real
Spare me the lecture about how little power poor Obama has. No president since FDR has been handed as many opportunities to transform the U.S. into something that doesn't threaten the stability of life on this planet.
President Obama faces a seemingly impossible situation in Copenhagen this week: The world looks to him for climate leadership at a time when the U.S. government is conspicuously lagging on this issue.
American bombast and European Union snark were on full display at Day One of the UNFCC in Copenhagen today. U.S. Envoy Jonathan Pershing said "there is a deal to be done" in Copenhagen.
When consumers make reductions at home, at work, at school, the actions become more endemic and natural. GEO believes we must move away from the engineering factoids to give energy a human face.
With a kind of focus that would have been unthinkable during the Bush administration, President Obama has directed federal agencies and urged Congress to take real action on climate change.
The biggest news coming out of Copenhagen, but not covered by the American media, is that Obama hasn't been able to convince other countries to act even though he is the most popular head of state.
Barack Obama is poised to arrive in Copenhagen tomorrow with additional pledges of cash for poor countries which will suffer
Britain has ramped up the pressure on the US and other countries to come up with firm targets and commitments to reduce carbon
Better to call this prize, as many have, including the Nobel committee, an aspirational award -- the committee expressing its own audacity of hope.
What truly deserving champion of peace did the Nobel committee slight this year in the process? None to my knowledge.
The Mets have shaken up their coaching staff. And in a startling upset, the entire training staff will return, but they'll change some "medical protocols." Like what, how to actually do medical training?
We told a delegation from India that no agreement can occur without transparency in reporting progress by the developing world. Without the ability to verify, what good is an agreement?
We had penetrated the multiple rings of security, outfaced the bureaucracy of the International Olympic Committee and stood our ground to deliver information that the mayor, the 2016 Committee and the entire business elite of Chicago didn't want to see and didn't want to acknowledge.
Maybe we should look within and rather than attract international visitors, let's look into our own backyards and communities and teach our youth how to be Olympians and how to compete.
President Obama came into office pledging to end eight years of American inaction on climate change under President George
President Obama is not nearly as gaffe-prone as his predecessor. But even he slips up once in a while. Vote for his biggest
That conservatives have such a blind, ignorant, hot hatred for Barack Obama and for anything that isn't them, that they'll sell America down Grover Norquist's bathtub drain just to have their way.
Except for the brief period when President Obama was off the plane and talking to Olympic officials, he probably read, talked to advisers, and possibly caught a badly needed nap.