Friday, July 10, 2009

A Big Week...

It's been a very big news week in regards to Climate Change. Talks at the G-8 Summit in Italy have generated a great deal of media stories. Below are two that came across my Twitter feed from NPR.

President Obama, who served as the chair of the energy and climate change forum at the G-8 Summit, has vowed that the days of US inaction are over!

"We also agree that developed countries, like my own, have a historic responsibility to take the lead. We have the much larger carbon footprint per capita. And I know that in the past the United States has sometimes fallen short of meeting our responsibilities, so let me be clear: Those days are over." - President Obama

To read more of this article posted on the NPR news blog click here:
Obama To World: Days Of U.S. Climate Inaction 'Are Over'

The other story that is coming out of these meetings is that the climate talks have ended with meager promises.

"International climate talks held in Italy this week ended with little progress. The rich industrial nations wouldn't promise to cut back their emissions in the near term. And China, India and the rest of the developing world wouldn't commit to cutting their emissions, ever." - NPR Morning Edition

To read more of this article click here:
Climate Talks End With Meager Promises

It seems like the news coming out of this summit is mostly good! What do you think? Let us know in the comments section.

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