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Obama's internationalist view on climate change and terrorism

Obama's internationalist view on climate change and terrorism

At a news conference in Paris today shortly before returning to Washington from international climate change talks, President Barack Obama offered an upbeat assessment of the task facing the more than 190 nations attending the gathering. Climate change, he said, "by definition is just about the hardest thing for any political system to absorb" because its effects are gradual and diffuse and don't trigger the sense of urgency politicians normally respond to. "And yet, I actually think we're going to solve this problem," he said.

The president then went on to lay out the requirements for what he believed must be part of any effective climate agreement. He said it...

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