Nov 14, 2015. China has turned a corner. It's gone from horrible to normal regarding its emissions growth. That's really good news for the world, but here's the catch: It has nothing to do with the UN negotiations or Paris. [Read more...]
Jan 27, 2015. After meeting with US Pres. Obama, Prime Minister Modi of India signaled a move away from India's "historical responsibility" argument and toward joining an international deal on global warming at the Paris conference in December. Specifically he suggested India would pledge to use more renewable energy. [Read more...]
Jan 25, 2015. "The prime minister and I made a personal commitment to work together to pursue a strong global climate agreement in Paris," said President Obama. Modi said a deal between Washington and China committing to a peak year for emissions did not put pressure on India to do the same. [Read more...]
President Obama is in a weak position due to having a Republican Congress, but he is making the most of the powers and influence that he has. His negotiations with India have been tremendously helpful. See Blog, India.