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U.S. Joins Effort to Fight Climate Change
Wall Street Journal ^ | February 16, 2012 | By TENNILLE TRACY

Posted on 02/16/2012 9:48:05 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced Thursday the formation of a new global coalition to fight emissions other than carbon dioxide that contribute to climate change.

The coalition—which includes Sweden, Mexico, Canada, Bangladesh and the U.S. will be funded with $15 million, mostly from the U.S. It hasn't yet determined which actions it will take to reduce the emissions, nor has it identified specific reduction targets.

The administration is also putting up federal dollars for clean-energy investments, unveiling a 2013 budget plan this week that sets aside hundreds of millions of dollars for wind, solar and other clean-energy projects.

The coalition announced Thursday will target emissions of methane, a greenhouse gas that is far more potent than carbon dioxide, as well as soot and hydrofluorocarbons. Together, these emissions account for more than a third of current global-warming developments, a senior administration official said.

The coalition's focus on so-called short-lived pollutants won't replace efforts to slash carbon emissions, for which "the world has not yet done enough," Ms. Clinton said. It aims instead to complement those efforts.

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To: Publius6961

Isn’t it about time to repost the Life and times of Maurice Strong? The inventor and promoter of Global Warming/Cooling/Climate Change/CO2/Oxygen/Nitrogen/Hydrogen and CO2 hater?


21 posted on 02/16/2012 10:35:57 AM PST by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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