You would think that Obama went to the climate change conference saying nice words about America because he is the president and he needs to make a good impression, but that is not at all how things work. According to polls, a solid number within the American population wants to fight back climate change. Frankly, it is rather surprising how many people want to see this battle won and Obama really has the support of his country in this one.
It appears that approximately 66% of Americans want their country to be part of an international agreement that cuts off gas emissions and ensures a brighter, stable future. Republicans, of course, choose to remain on the opposing side, but perhaps they are doing it just to oppose Obama. The truth is that if they were close to the ocean and they would know that their houses would be under the sea level in a few years they would probably agree to it too. But empathy is not strong with everyone.
The willingness of the American people is a step forward not only for their negotiators, who will be pursuing eco-friendly interests, but for the entire world. Moving forward to a greener future means that we have to move forward with greater technology, something that America has and that is also willing to share with any nation who cannot pursue these endeavors for the time being. The only request is that, in exchange for greater technology, countries that need it implement them soon.
But even with the approval given by the population, America is not the only country in the world. There are others who favor its plans, but others are also planning to maintain the current trend. One such country is India, which has formed a coalition with other Asian countries who do not want to participate in healing the world. Their argument is simple, but a bit selfish at the same time: “you caused this, you fix it.” Some countries do not their economy meddled with because of somebody else’ business.
Hopefully, world leaders will come to an agreement in terms of how each country should approach climate change from a favorable angle so that neither their economy, nor the environment, would have to suffer more in the future.
The American population wants to fight back climate change, but the rest of the world needs to follow.
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