31 Dec '12, 4pm

Kerry and Climate

Kerry and Climate

It's no secret that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (ailing today in the hospital) has done an outstanding job of executing U.S. policy in no small part because she has understood so well that policy ultimately is made in the White House, not her office. The downside has been that there was no real independent voice in U.S. foreign policy for the last four years. This will change with the accession of Senator John Kerry, a strongly independent personality with a well known track record. One area in which that difference will make a difference is climate policy. Kerry was an early co-sponsor of cap-and-trade carbon reduction legislation, and he quietly used his considerable influence in the Senate to address global warming issues however he could. Climate change is one of the issues that Kerry feels personally passionate about . Six months ago, in a small Massachusetts n...

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