Can China and the US Stop Climate Change?

May 24, 2014 12:57 PM

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Can China and the US Stop Climate Change?

Recent tensions over cyber espionage and the South China Sea have brought out areas of disagreement in U.S.-China relations. And yet, even as the U.S. and China trade barbs over these issues, they are stepping up their cooperation on a problem of global significance: climate change.

U.S.-China cooperation on climate change isn’t new. Just after his election in 2008, Barack Obama promised that his administration would being a “new chapter in American leadership on climate change.” And to deal effectively with climate change, Obama would have to seek close cooperation from China,...

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