Together, the U.S. and China are responsible for 40 percent of global emissions; curbing global warming depends on their determination and action.
The China-U.S. agreement to cut its emissions could galvanize efforts to reach a new global accord against climate change.
Setting aside their differences, China and the United States have unveiled, on Wednesday, Nov. 12 in Beijing, a series of bilateral initiatives aiming to improve cooperation between the two countries. At the head of the two biggest polluters in the world, Barack Obama and his counterpart Xi Jinping have settled on new [Read more]
The Republican senator from Oklahoma once said environmentalists remind him of Nazis. And now he’ll oversee U.S. environmental policy.
The deal between the two nations is non-binding but hugely symbolic.
The Republican rise to power during the midterm elections and the isolation of an uncertain President Obama, even among Democrats, has given strength to the lobby groups that influence American politics and will further problematize the snubbed requests of the less well-off social classes and environmental groups. I am [Read more]