While the media has been freaking out about China not giving Obama his normal red stairs to dismount Air Force One from, the US has made substantial progress in getting China on board with reducing Climate Change. Last Sunday, Obama met with China's president, Xi Jinping, to talk about reducing carbon outputs. The US and China are the two largest polluters, contributing to about 38% of the worlds Carbon emissions. Both countries agreed they need to cut emissions, and set goals for themselves. The US plans to cut emissions by 26% in the next 15 years, while China plans to stop its rising rate of carbon discharge by 2030. The US has already started to implement measures of reduction, such as a cap and trade system in California and a carbon tax in Boulder Colorado. Two of the worlds most potent leaders coming together to address such an important issue is truly amazing and will reap everlasting benefits for our planet.