Wired News - AP News Gore: US Blocking Climate Talks Progress - "BALI, Indonesia (AP) -- Nobel laureate Al Gore said Thursday the United States is "principally responsible" for blocking progress at the U.N. climate conference, and European nations threatened to boycott U.S.-led climate talks next month unless Washington compromises on emissions reductions.
The former vice president urged delegates to take urgent action to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases blamed for global warming, and told them that the next U.S. president will likely be more supportive of international caps on polluting gases."
We Americans tend to think that the reality we desire is the one that is. But, that is not necessarily so. There’s the real world, where we are part of a community that is trying to solve a planetary problem. There are going to be real consequences of being the greatest emitter of green house gases and just telling the rest of the world to deal with it.