The two-week UN-sponsored meeting to create the successor to the Kyoto Protocol has begun. Not much is expected to come from it, although you'll be hearing all sorts of dire predictions pouring out. Instead, the world is waiting to see what Obama's actions will be once he takes office. That's right, the world is waiting--and praying--for the US to lead on climate change (just as it has for the past decade).
People will say that given the economic climate, now isn't the time to worry about carbon emissions. But what's that saying about "an ounce of prevention?"