Leading or Following? Merkel Speaks with Two Tongues on Climate

German Chancellor Angela Merkel demanded an international climate deal by 2015 on Monday. Yet at home, she has declined to push for badly needed fixes to Europe's ailing carbon cap-and-trade program. She is putting off the toughest decisions until after fall elections.
Von Joel Stonington
Germany wants a climate deal by 2015.

Germany wants a climate deal by 2015.

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