Questions from Al Jazeera on US climate and environmental policy in an election year

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Al Jazeera English asked us on Inside Story: US 2012:  How do we assess Obama’s performance on climate change during the past three years? Environmental concerns don’t figure very highly when people are asked to prioritize their concerns ahead of the election, do they?  Newt Gingrich’s call for abolishing the Environmental Protection Agency is a bit radical, isn’t it?  There have been some dishonest practices in the climate change debate, haven’t there? Does the Durban conference signal the end of any serious international discussion of regulation of greenhouse gases?  Our responses:

The other panelists on Inside Story were Myron Ebell of the Competitive Enterprise Institute and Daniel Weiss of the Center for American Progress. Myron and Dan had several spirited exchanges, as could have been predicted.  A short clip showing one of them:

A webcast of the full 25-minute program, aired January 13, is posted on the Al Jazeera English website.

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