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Climate Change: The US and its Credibility Problem

Alexander Ochs, World Watch Institute (in German) | December 12, 2012

Neither the Bush nor the Obama administration could successfully alter the bad US image in combating climate change. ++ Given latest decisions in US climate policy, the US seems unwilling to take the lead. ++ However, the US reduced its emission of carbon dioxide by 10 percent and increased its percentage of renewables. ++ Despite this domestic development, the US neglects its environmental responsibility internationally. ++ By closing this gap, the Obama administration can be a credible contributor to today's global environmental challenges.



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