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Climate change takes low priority during US presidential elections

10 September 2012
Climate change takes low priority during US presidential elections

by Changhua Wu, Greater China Director, The Climate Group.

(September 7, 2012)

We are now in the heat of the US presidential elections. Following the confirmation of candidates from both parties and various election speeches, it is obvious that climate change has taken a backseat this time.

The issue is not perceived as critical, but this is not a surprise.

At least Romney does not dispute the scientific evidence behind climate change and acknowledges the existence of climate change. The upcoming UN Climate Change Conference will be held in Doha, Qatar this November, whereas the new US president will only be sworn into the White House next year on January 20.

This is ill-fated timing. Let’s see how things unfold.

Translated by Wen Hao.

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