Binding Pact, Congress Remain Major Climate Hurdles for Obama
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Dec. 18, 2009
DANIEL BECKER: …To paraphrase a play about a prince from Denmark, a tough, legally binding treaty on climate is not to be. What we were looking for was a tough treaty that was going to commit countries to reducing their emissions to levels that would keep the climate at 2 degrees Celsius warmer than it is today, basically where the scientists have said it is a safe level….the countries weren’t willing to do their fair share. They weren’t willing to sign on to enough emissions reductions. Even President Obama said this isn’t up to the task. And they weren’t willing to agree to the accountability measures that are really necessary…