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Published July 30, 2009, 08:14 AM

Opinion: Our ‘climate urgency’ gets the cold shoulder

WASHINGTON — Unfortunately, China’s president had to dash home to suppress ethnic riots. Had he stayed in Italy at the recent G-8 summit, he could have continued the Herculean task of disabusing Barack Obama of his amazingly durable belief, shared by the U.S. Congress, that China — and India, Brazil, Mexico and other developing nations — will sacrifice their modernization on the altar of climate change. China has a more pressing agenda, and not even suppressing riots tops the list.

By: George Will, Syndicated columnist

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