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Obama's Anticlimactic Climate Plan

With its new rules on carbon emissions, the U.S. has a chance to show the world what can be done about climate change.
Small changes can make a big difference. Photographer: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

President Barack Obama's proposal to reduce power-plant emissions is a historic achievement of relatively modest scope. Understanding this paradox is essential to judging both the rules themselves and the reaction to them.

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