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Climate Change

NET President Phil Clapp goes behind-the-scenes at G8 summit, Capitol Hill

Supporters of a stricter approach on global warming were dealt two significant setbacks earlier this month. First, world leaders made little progress on climate change at the Group of Eight summit. Then a federal appeals court ruled in favor of the U.S. EPA on a major climate lawsuit. Phil Clapp, president of the National Environmental Trust -- who travelled to Scotland for the G8 meetings -- explains the ramifications of these two events and discusses how the White House will respond to persistent international pressure on global warming. Plus, Clapp gauges the odds for climate legislation in Congress and addresses a major split in the environmental community concerning the use of nuclear power.