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All eyes on Obama by Chuck Baclagon

For the last few days at the Chang[e] Caravan, our eyes and ears have been partly focused on the special session on climate change during the UN General Assembly yesterday.

We’ve put out two stories about climate vulnerable communities that we and the elephants have visited here in the central plains of Thailand, still calling on world leaders, particularly US President Obama, to act.

Why is Obama and the US position so important?

A quote from a European official in a news article in the New York Times (21 September 2009) sums it up:

“The United States is just one of the 190 countries coming to this conference,” Mr. Bruton said, referring to the Copenhagen meeting in
December. “But the United States emits 25 percent of all the greenhouse gases that the conference is trying to reduce. Is the U.S.
Senate really expecting all the other countries to make a serious effort on climate change at the Copenhagen conference in the absence
of a clear commitment from the United States?”

Well said.

Lea Guerrero

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