After highly publicized visits to China and India, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has the world thinking that the U.S. is taking the reins on addressing climate change.
Unfortunately, that is not the case.
This is not to disparage the progress made in the new partnerships announced by Secretary Kerry and his counterparts in Beijing and New Delhi. If mankind is to have any chance in mitigating the effects of climate change, it needs everyone on board. But what Kerry’s speeches and op-eds have managed to do is re-create a nostalgic psychosis that the world somehow needs Washington to lead – that other nations are sitting idly by, incapable of taking on climate change. READ MORE