The American Bear


The State Department has confirmed President Obama will skip the Rio 20 sustainable development summit in Brazil next week. It’s the third consecutive global environmental conference that Obama will miss after he avoided the last two UN climate talks in South Africa and Mexico. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Environmental Protection Agency head Lisa Jackson will lead the U.S. delegation.

Obama to Skip Rio+20 Environmental Summit

He doesn’t want to look “soft” on burning hydrocarbons before the election.