Obama and Global Swarming

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    President Obama on Tuesday told the largest-ever gathering of world leaders on climate change that the United States is ready to join other developed nations in cutting carbon emissions. But he admonished developing countries when he said that the world faces mounting climate-related disasters if they don’t play a crucial role.

    “Developed nations still have a responsibility to lead” in the battle against climate change, Mr. Obama told a United Nations summit of more than 100 heads of state. “But,” he emphasized with a pause, “those rapidly growing developing nations that will produce all of the growth in emissions in the decade ahead must make great strides as well.”

    The summit, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, was aimed at “jump-starting” stalled global negotiations on cutting carbon emissions. It aimed to give a fresh push to global climate-change negotiations that are set to conclude in Copenhagen, Denmark, in December.

    The meeting drew heads of state from most of the world’s major economies and some of its most threatened countries. That represented much greater interest than was shown at a similar meeting last year.

    Why the difference? Two key reasons: Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao. Their presence infused diplomats with at least modest hope that what has seemed a march to failure in Copenhagen can be reversed.

    Obama’s embrace of the climate-change issue and his speech to the summit contrasted with President Bush – who stayed away from Mr. Ban’s summit on climate change last year.

    Global warming: Obama tells UN he’s “determined to act” | csmonitor.com
     
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    Sure, Dubya...just ignore it. Either it will go away or your Presidency will be over before we actually have to deal with it...
     

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