Tom Friedman in his New York Times column says that President Obama disappoints by failing to lead on energy. The Gulf oil spill gives Obama an opportunity to ask the American people for sacrifice, something only possible after a catastrophe. Friedman urges: Don’t squander your 9/11 moment, Mr. President.
The dust has settled at COP27, the 27th United Nations Climate Conference at Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt where a record 45,000 people registered to attend. The longest running summit of all the conferences, agreements made in the final moments has left us all with hope but also doubts.