Today’s New York Times proclaims that the Obama administration seeks to advance work in climate and energy issues by meeting with “representatives of 16 countries and the European Union” in April and July. The talks will focus on “concrete initiatives and joint ventures that increase the supply of clean energy while cutting greenhouse gas emissions.” The focus of the upcoming meetings is similar to efforts of the past, although greater effort and more urgent action to climate and energy is implied in the article. From a policy standpoint, it appears that geoengineering will not be a policy option until the great carbon dioxide producers of the world have exhausted their attempts to limit greenhouse gas emission.

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