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White House pledge on climate change

In late March, the Obama administration rolled out its targets to combat Climate Change ahead of the Paris Climate Talks (COP21-CMP11) due to commence at the end of 2015. The White House’s goals have met with harsh criticism for either going too far or not far enough. We’ll talk about the announcement and other climate related news with Jack Cushman. He’s an environmental journalist and contributing editor to Inside Climate News. Cushman will critique the U.S. climate pledge and compare it to what other countries are promising. He’s author of the book, Keystone and Beyond: Tar Sands and the National Interest in the Era of Climate Change. PHOTO: President Barack Obama, with US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, left, speaks at Howard University in Washington, Tuesday, April 7, 2015. Obama visited the university's medical center to discuss the impact of climate change on public health and steps his administration is taking to reduce the health impacts of climate change on communities.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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