The one chart that explains Obama's climate strategy

06/25/2013 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

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A graph plotting America's carbon-dioxide emissions shows that the recent recession sent emissions plunging to their lowest levels in well over a decade -- but also that the country is nowhere near meeting its obligations under the Copenhagen Accord. That helps to explain President Barack Obama's new climate push, although it's still unclear whether his proposed strategy will do enough to help the U.S. meet its emissions target.

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