The NY Times reports today that the European Union will cut greenhouse gas emissions 30% by 2020, if the US will too.
Obviously, the EU knows that President Bush won’t bite, and if you read between the lines of the NYT piece, it would seem the offer is a way to gloss over differences within the EU over how aggressively it can combat global warming.
(The EU at least plans to shoot for a 20% cut by then, which ain’t bad at all, as it could put us on the path to cut emissions 60-80% by 2050, widely considered to be the ultimate goal.)
But there are a lot of folks looking to replace Bush these days. Will any of them pledge to take the EU up on its offer?