11/13/2014 12:22 am ET Updated Nov 13, 2014

Deal On Carbon Emissions By Obama And Xi Jinping Raises Hopes For Upcoming Paris Climate Talks

The historic announcement by President Obama and President Xi Jinping of China that they will commit to targets for cuts in their nations’ carbon emissions has fundamentally shifted the global politics of climate change. The agreement has given a fresh jolt of optimism to negotiations aimed at reaching a new international climate treaty next year in Paris, where the American and Chinese targets are expected to be the heart of the deal.

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