02 Dec '11, 8pm

Al Gore: United States an "Obstacle to Progress" in Global Climate Talks

Al Gore: United States an "Obstacle to Progress" in Global Climate Talks

World Economic Forum /CC BY 2.0 Global climate talks are currently underway in Durban, South Africa . However, few are holding out hope for any serious progress towards forging an international treaty that would reduce worldwide carbon emissions worldwide. The negotiations have long been held hostage by a familiar dynamic: The United States (and now, Canada) says it won't agree to reduce its carbon pollution unless developing giants like China and India do, too. This, of course, is primarily an excuse to validate inaction. The United States has been unable to pass meaningful emissions-reducing measures at home, and therefore has little actual leverage in the proceedings. "Today the international negotiating session is opening in Durban, South Africa, former Vice President Al Gore said today. "The United States is, how can I say this without making news? Well, it's not real...

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