Here is yet another story that demonstrates the press knows little about climate negotiations

The key point reporters and editors forget is the USA has already used much more than its fair share of the global carbon budget.

It needs to import fossil fuels from other nations if it is to use more (ie it needs to share fossil fuel profit) and it needs to finance emission cuts in other nations to make up for that unfairness.

The USA needs to stop seeing sharing as losing. It isn’t.

The rest of the world understandably sees the USA’s inability to share as a form of greedy colonialism.

(This applies to other fossil fuel countries with small populations including Australia, Saudi Arabia and Canada).

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