Seriously, though, global warming is the most important foreign-policy issue facing the country (see “Brookings joins the realists: 7 Years to Climate Midnight” and “Does a serious bill need action from China?“).
President Obama appears to understands that given his choice of climate-wise Hillary Clinton for Secretary of State. And Clinton certainly understands that, since, as the NYT‘s Andy Revkin reported yesterday:
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has settled on China as an important stop on her first trip abroad in her new job and aides told me that climate and energy will be high on the agenda.
We finally have an administration that takes national climate action serious, and is actively pursuing international negotiations — rather than trying to thwart them (see “Bush team, humiliated by Papua New Guinea (!), blinks in Bali, sort of“). So I expect to do more blogging about other countries and our obligation to them to take a leadership role on climate action.
- The moving Fingar writes: Reduced Dominance Is Predicted for U.S
- Are Europe’s greenhouse gas cuts real?
- Canada tries to tar-sandbag Obama on climate
- “Australia faces collapse as climate change kicks in”
- Obama can’t get a global climate treaty ratified, so what should he do instead?
- For Peat’s Sake, Stop the Palm Oil Madness
- Bush-like doubletalk from Chinese foreign minister
- Must Read Bali Climate Declaration by Scientists
- Climate change news — foreign edition
- Global Warning: The Security Challenges of Climate Change
- Warming Will Worsen Water Wars
- Who will be the biggest obstacle to climate action in the next decade — China, Russia, India, or us?