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By: Rodger A. Payne & Sean Payne

In: Contemporary Cases in U.S. Foreign Policy: From Terrorism to Trade

Chapter 12: The Politics of Climate Change: Will the US Act to Prevent Calamity?

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The Politics of Climate Change: Will the US Act to Prevent Calamity?
The politics of climate change: Will the US act to prevent calamity?
Rodger A.Payne and SeanPayne

Before You Begin

  • What is the American national interest regarding climate change? How do leaders balance economic concerns against environmental issues?
  • Which organizations, coalitions, and leaders most influence climate change policy in the United States? What interests do they pursue?
  • What role do cities and states play in shaping American policy on climate change?
  • Will the United States likely play a pivotal role in ongoing international negotiations about climate change?
  • Is the United States likely to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions without a formal new climate treaty? What policy processes might lead to a reduction in emissions?
Introduction: The U.S. Perspective

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