Obama hits Russia, China for “absence of urgency” on climate

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GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Barack Obama is expressing confidence that the Biden administration will ultimately get its $555 billion climate package through Congress.

In prepared remarks ahead of comments at the U.N. climate talks Monday, he’s also faulting U.S. rivals China and Russia for what he calls a “dangerous absence of urgency” in cutting their climate-wrecking emissions.

The former U.S. president is visiting the summit to urge representatives of  200 nations to act faster and harder in cutting climate-wrecking emissions and dealing with the mounting damage from climate change.

Obama says “all of us have a part to play. All of us have work to do. All of us have sacrifices to make” on climate. But he says rich nations have an extra burden.

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