Clinton: US Has Been Negligent on Climate Change

BRUSSELS (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
is telling Europeans that the Bush administration neglected the
problem of global climate change.
Speaking to several hundred young professionals at the European
Parliament on Friday, Clinton was asked by a Belgian man what the
Obama administration intended to do to address the problem and
whether it sees energy security as linked to global climate change.
Clinton said the administration puts a high priority on
cooperating globally to solve the climate change problem. She noted
that she has appointed a special envoy to climate talks that are
due to begin in December in Denmark.
And she said the United States in the past had been negligent in
its responsibilities to control the emissions that cause climate
change.


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