America Abroad: Feeling the Heat: The Global Politics of Climate Change

Images of polar bears perched on melting glaciers and erratic and dangerous weather have focused much of the globe's attention on climate change. But designing an international strategy to tackle an issue that defies political boundaries has proven difficult. What would a McCain or Obama White House mean for climate change policy? Many nations will be looking to the U.S. — as the largest producer of greenhouse gases — to lead, but how will the next U.S. president respond? Feeling the Heat explored the challenges to an effective global response. It considered what a McCain or Obama White House could mean for U.S. climate change policy, and traveled to New Delhi to examine the challenges faced by the developing world in adapting to a warming climate.

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