For all those Europeans disappointed so far with the Obama administration’s efforts to fight climate change, Congressman Ed Markey suggested that they remember the White House’s previous occupant: George W. Bush.

“Remember, Europe didn’t have President Bush in office for eight years,” said Mr Markey, the Democratic co-author of the cap-and-trade bill passed by the US House of Representatives in June.

“We’re trying to make up for lost ground. We’re trying to move as quickly as possible,” he added. Read more