Obama's Climate Diplomat Explains What a Paris Emissions Deal Should Look Like

State Department climate envoy Todd Stern describes and defends the U.S. vision of a new global pact.

The US climate change envoy Todd Stern (C) walks on December 10, 2011 during the final discussions of the last day of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Durban, South Africa. UN climate talks entered their second week entangled in a thick mesh of issues with no guarantee that negotiators and their ministers will be able to sort them out. The 194-nation process is facing, for the second time in two years, the prospect of a bustup, even as scientists warn against the mounting threat of disaster-provoking storms, droughts, flood and rising seas made worse by global warming.
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