Finally! The WH takes climate change seriously
Mr. Stern will be the administrations primary advisor on international climate change policy as well as its point man on climate change pacts. He was Bill Clinton's senior negotiator in the Kyoto talks and ran climate change policy from '97 to '99.
His appointment comes as 190 countries are working on the followup to the Kyoto Protocol, which is expected to be finalized by the end of the year.
With the United States on board, Kyoto 2 (or whatever it ends up being called) will have the full heft of the first world behind it. With eight years of Obamarama ahead of us, we could actually pull this thing around. We can't go back, but I think we might just be able to stop things from getting worse.
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