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Huber Weighs In on Biden’s Absence at the COP28 Climate Change Conference in RM.id Article

December 1, 2023

RM.id,The Guardian

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Matthew T. Huber


President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping will be absent from the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP28) which takes place from Nov. 30 until Dec. 12 in the United Arab Emirates. World leaders are gathering at the summit with a number of crucial issues on the agenda.

"President Biden promised a 'whole of government' approach to the climate crisis after taking office. But his absence at the COP28 meeting signals a lack of interest in the dangers of the ongoing climate crisis. Given that the United States is the world's largest emitter, this should be an international scandal," says Matthew Huber, professor of geography and the environment.

Read more in the RM.id article, "COP28 Accused of Photo Event, Biden and Xi Absent."

Huber was also cited in the Guardian article, "Five years on, the world is failing to learn the gilets jaunes’ lesson about class and climate."


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