Obama at major emitters meeting

POTUS’ statement at L’Aquila:

He said the U.S. – with its “much larger carbon footprint per capita” – now means to lead by example.

“The United States has sometimes fallen short of meeting our responsibilities,” Obama said. “Let me be clear, those days are over.”

And he prodded others to follow.

The question is, which comes first, the prodding or the emissions reductions?