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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Damned If You Do: Europe Wary of Obama's Climate Policy

The United States, long a laggard in international efforts to reduce global warming pollution, will arrive at the meeting of the world’s major powers in Italy this week carrying a newly assertive message on the dangers of climate change and the steps needed to address it.

The European hosts of the Group of 8 summit meeting welcome the shift. But the new stance also worries them, in part because they fear that the United States is working toward an independent deal with China outside the global negotiating framework.

link: As U.S. Shifts on Climate, Qualms in Europe Remain -


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