Philip Bowring argues in this OpEd New York Times piece that only unilateral action, not horse-trading, will induce countries to cut their emissions. Only the US can provide leadership. If it does, the rest will follow. If it doesn’t, emission cuts, like trade liberalization, will happen slowly if at all.
A landmark legal decision has overwhelmingly justified every human being’s right to a healthy environment. The huge victory by young climate activists in Montana is a win for young people all over the world whose future will undeniably be shaped by the effects of climate change. The case,