Politico recently published an article about President Obama’s role in the upcoming climate change conference held in Paris and how he will be able to juggle the dual threats of climate change and terrorism, with or without Congress’s help. The article discussed the challenge the president faces in leading the fight on climate change as well as terrorism, as well as the obstacles posed by congressional and partisan pushback. Christine Todd Whitman, a chairperson for the American Security Project and former administrator of the EPA under the George W. Bush administration, was quoted in the article.
“You can’t ignore the United States. The president still has a great deal of power. The problem we have now is the campaign is the worst time to talk about real policy. Everything gets demagogued — by both sides.”
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