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Obama on Climate: Is He Even Trying?

Obama on Climate: Is He Even Trying?

Bill McKibben

For those of us who care desperately about the climate, President Obama's speech on Tuesday-the first to the world body by this most admired of world leaders-was a dud, a towering disappointment. Coming at the beginning of what the UN has dubbed "climate week," the speech marked the beginning of a three-month push towards the global climate conference at Copenhagen.