OPINION: Jeremy Leggett

John Kerry, left, and David Cameron are approaching the climate debate from different angles

John Kerry, left, and David Cameron are approaching the climate debate from different angles

The year was only two days old when the US State Department made clear its intentions on climate change.

Secretary of State John Kerry has been quietly pursuing “a systematic, top-down push to create an agencywide focus on global warming”, The New York Times reported. “His goal is to become the lead broker of a global climate treaty in 2015 that will commit the United States and other nations to historic reductions in fossil-fuel pollution.”

Four days later, Christiana Figueres, the UN official in charge of negotiations for that treaty, came in strongly behind this encouraging development. The world is running out of time, she warned. The Warsaw climate summit in Log in to read complete article.

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