Yesterday, Ezra Klein and I were moaning that Bill Clinton’s charity model seemed inappropriate to the climate change issue which, fundamentally, requires action by national governments and, indeed, the international community writ large. Brian Beutler cautioned that “the CGI actually encourages both philanthropy and political involvement, even if the focus is on the former.”
And, indeed, this morning Clinton was talking about Ted Turner, the UN Foundation and its work on the vital and necessary task of creating a post-Kyoto agreement that will include the United States, and the work that Prince Albert of Monaco (an impressive speaker in French to my ear based on my recollection of what I saw him say on Monday, though of course I may not have really understood him) is doing in support of that mission. So . . . good for him.