Is America going through some type of national therapy in which our leaders come clean about all our mistakes? Speaking today at a meeting of the world’s major polluters, Hillary Clinton openly acknowledged America’s role in causing climate change. The admission is aimed at drawing China and India, among others, to the negotiating table. (Many developing countries don’t want to impose stiff regulations when they feel industrialized nations bear most of the responsibility for global warming.) The secretary of state indicated she understood such sentiments: “Some countries like mine are responsible for past emissions. We want people to have a higher standard of living.” Clinton also said the U.S. will act as a global leader in the fight against climate change, emphasizing the upcoming environmental summit in Copenhagen is of equal importance to the economic summit in London held earlier this month.
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