COP21: The Paris climate change conference
The Washington Post
‘Congress’s long history of doing nothing on climate change, in 6 acts’
Congress must act if the United States wants to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, say climate activists such as the Environmental Defense Fund. But right now, those activists have basically no realistic hope for any such action.
The make-up of Congress — the fact that it’s Republican-controlled and the GOP is more concerned about the adverse economic impact of trying to mitigate climate change — would suggest why.
Republicans, who don’t have a clear way to block any agreement President Obama signs in international climate talks in Paris, are instead putting up a series of roadblocks and voting to roll back his plans to curb emissions back home.