US loses leverage in climate talks
A year gone President Barack Obama worked in my opinion to salvage the Copenhagen climate summit, a political shift vegetation the United States with far less power while China moves ahead.

US negotiators in the UN-led talks in Cancun, Mexico, face the tough task of persuade China and other emerging economy to agree to a binding treaty with no offering any concession that could face a backlash in Washington.

Obama's Democratic Party suffered a callous election defeat on November 2 to the Republican Party, which has vowed to go up against a nationwide plan to limit carbon emissions blamed for global warming.

"The United States has the power of any major country but its ability to promise much more is somewhat limited by the marital situation," said Alden Meyer, manager of strategy and policy at the Union of Concerned Scientists.

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