President Barack Obama’s chief global climate cop won’t be stationed at EPA or on the White House staff. He’ll be at the State Department.
Obama’s choice of John Kerry as the nation’s top diplomat is the strongest signal to the international community — and the smart set in Washington’s political class — that the president is truly committed to striking deals designed to save the world. Add that to his mention of climate change in his inaugural address, and it’s giving hope to greens that Kerry will make climate change a key part of his portfolio at Foggy Bottom. Continue reading