Via Washington Secrets:

The authoritative Atlantic Council, whose members include key Obama advisors, is urging the president to retune his second-term agenda to “accommodate” China’s needs and dive head first into the climate change debate by pushing a tax on carbon emissions.

In a weighty “companion” to the official U.S. National Intelligence Council report also issued Monday, President Obama was advised to stop fighting with China and take a more cooperative approach since both countries have emerged as the world’s remaining economic and military superpowers.

“Quite simply, if the United States-China relationship becomes more competitive than cooperative, if the historic pattern of a rising power posing a strategic threat to the status quo becomes reality, then this could be catastrophic for the world,” said the council whose members include Obama insiders like former national security advisor James Jones.

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