Updated at 9:18 a.m. on Nov. 30.
The White House has signaled its intention to offer a short-term greenhouse gas emissions reduction target at the upcoming U.N. climate change negotiations in Copenhagen. The target will be in the range of 17 percent below 2005 levels and would take effect in 2020, the outline laid out in the House-passed climate change bill.
Could such a proposal bolster President Obama's position in Copenhagen? How would an administration target affect the congressional climate change debate? With domestic legislation stalled, do you think the administration should be offering a hard target at all? Will Obama's presence at the talks help strengthen the United States' position? China offered a near-term concrete emissions target of its own last week -- as much as 45 percent by 2020. How could these announcements taken together influence the climate talks?