Will Barack Obama turn out to be the best ally at the Paris conference on climate change? If you were to see him in Alaska, pleading for urgency in the fight against climate change, three months before COP21 – the United Nations conference on climate change – you would have good reason to think so. In Anchorage, [Read more]
That the United States chose to host the meetings in Anchorage, Alaska, was no accident: Climate change affects the Arctic hardest.
[I]t goes without saying that the United States was the main emitter of greenhouse gases into the earth’s atmosphere for decades, and is, for that reason, the principal country responsible for global warming.
In Barack Obama, one sees a leader who is using the last months of his term in office to demonstrate the sort of international responsibility that was totally alien to his predecessor.
For U.S. President Barack Obama, foreign policy is often more about symbolism than substance. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the runup to the Paris conference on Climate Change in November.
The United States is heading toward its next electoral campaign with three major debates: immigration, health care and climate change. In order to make progress on these issues and overcome national shortsightedness, the U.S. must educate its public.
The world is becoming more and more polarized along ideological, [Read more]
The lesson of Obama’s plan is that a committed national leader can move the yardsticks.
Mr Obama, however, is clever enough to see that the U.S. must play its part in reaching a comprehensive agreement in Paris.