Here's one person there, pushing for strong action, who'd like to see President Obama NOT show up. I believe that position can be put under the category of the AA cure. Nothing gets done until you hit bottom. We humans won't change until it's do-or- die. Certainly one way to call everybody's bluff.
In public President Obama is confident there'll be a deal reached in Copenhagen. Today Obama conferred with Europe's Big Three, the heads of state of Britain, France and Germany. All four will be in Copenhagen later this week. Also attending Copenhagen will be US Secretary of State Clinton.
A majority of the US population favors the country signing a binding climate change agreement coming out of Copenhagen. As I've blogged before, climate change is highly political in the U.S. with Republicans opposing any binding agreement and Democrats favoring.
Whatever happens or fails to happen in Copenhagen will have major effects on all cleantech firms and their success or failure in penetrating the energy and water and IT markets around the world. Mandatory emission caps would clearly be a huge win for cleantech, and a major defeat for the fossil fuel industries. [poll id="206"]