"Presidents Barack Obama and Hu Jintao of China, who is in Washington on an official state visit, said in a joint statement this afternoon that they 'view climate change and energy security as two of the greatest challenges of our time.' In an open letter today, U.S. environmental leaders urged the presidents to adopt 'a wartime-like mobilization' to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
China is the world's highest emitter of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, with the United States a close second.
The two leaders agreed to continue their 'close consultations on action to address climate change,' and they pledged coordination 'to achieve energy security for our peoples and the world.'"
Environment News Service had the story January 19, 2011.