The Monitor's View Obama's plan for climate-change 'resilience'

At the UN climate summit, President Obama announced US plans to help other countries prepare for climate change. The US effort on global resilience may help fight the fatalism on efforts to curb carbon emissions.

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One enduring consensus in the climate-change debate has been the need for endurance, or the ability of people to absorb the impact of erratic storms, severe droughts, or rising seas. On Tuesday, President Obama made that point strongly, not only for the United States but for the world.