ACTION: Thank President Obama for historic action on climate change.
What a welcome surprise, and what satisfaction for those who took part in the September 21 Climate march in New York! Shortly after the November elections shifted Congress even further into the arms of the fossil fuel industries, the Presidents of China and the United States joined in a bold plan to tackle climate change. This cooperative declaration removed one of the major excuses that opponents of climate action have been using – that the US should not move on climate while China does nothing. By demonstrating leadership, the world’s top emitters of greenhouse gases [US – 19 pct and China -23 Pct in 2008] have renewed hope that other nations, including India, will work in alliance at the UN Climate Change conference in Lima next month to prepare an international climate agreement for adoption at the Paris UN conference in December 2015, replacing the inadequate 1997 Kyoto Protocol.
At the November 12 meeting in Peking President Obama announced that (more…)