16 Feb '12, 11pm

US, Canada Launch a New Global Attack on Climate Change Pollutants

US, Canada Launch a New Global Attack on Climate Change Pollutants

The U.S., Canada and four other countries have formed a coalition aimed reducing powerful but relatively short-lived pollutants in an effort to bring about near-term results in the battle against climate change. The plan targeting methane, hydrofluorbcarbons and black carbons is viewed as a strategy that could gain more ground , and do so more swiftly, than international climate negotiations. In announcing the program, officials were careful to portray it as yet another line of attack against climate change rather than a move to abandon earlier efforts. "This project holds a lot of promise.... But we know, of course, this effort is not the answer to the climate crisis," the London Free Press quoted U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as saying this morning. "This is meant to complement, not supplant, the other actions we are and must be taking." The new alliance includ...

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