President Obama vowed Tuesday that the U.S. will provide leadership on global warming, then left the Paris talks and flew back to Washington to leave it to his lieutenants to try to strike a deal that he hopes will be “legally binding” on his successor.
President Obama called himself an “island boy” Tuesday at the climate-change summit in Paris during a discussion of the impact of rising seas on island nations.
The seams of coal in some of Eddie Asbury’s mines in McDowell County are so thin workers can barely squeeze down them. They enter on carts nearly flat on their backs, the roof of the mine coursing by just a few inches in front of their faces. They don’t stand up all day.
The Obama administration backed off its so-called ethanol mandate Monday, dealing a blow to President Obama’s promise of a green energy revolution just as he and other world leaders opened a new round of historic climate change talks in Paris.
With tensions from terrorist attacks overshadowing a global climate-change summit, President Obama urged world leaders in Paris Monday to reach a deal to curb global warming.