Wednesday, November 12, 2014
US And China Reach Agreement On Carbon Emission Targets
President Obama left his meeting with Chinese leaders with an agreement that both nations will put plans in place to reduce carbon emissions. China is the largest emitter of carbon and the US is the second largest carbon emitter. This article describes the agreement as well as reactions to the agreement. China is motivated to reduce its reliance on coal because it is causing serious air pollution problems today. It will not be easy for China to shift its rapidly growing economy to cleaner sources of energy. The US has a different problem. The Republican Congress will fight every effort that the administration makes to alter its energy sources.