Climate Crocks has already covered this, but I’ve been busy (lazy?) and so thought I would post this too. It’s a speech by US President, Barack Obama, in Alaska, at a meeting about Global Leadership in the Arctic. It’s a remarkably powerful speech and he seemed incredibly well informed. The first half is particularly good, and I could not find something that the usual suspects could justifiably criticise. To be clear, that’s not me suggesting that they won’t find something to criticise (because ignorant pedants always do), just that he seemed to say things carefully and was clearly well advised.
I’ll let you make up your own minds about the significance of this speech, but I certainly couldn’t imagine any other world leader today making a speech of this calibre. In fact, I didn’t even expect to hear the President of the USA doing so. In my opinion, it’s a welcome change.