Global concern about environmental issues has tumbled to a 20-year low since the beginning of the economic recession.
Coal-fired power plants are likely to be the first targets of President Obama's promised executive orders to enact climate-change regulations.
In his first major foreign policy speech on Wednesday, Secretary of State John Kerry called for collective action to tackle climate change.
A controversial peer-reviewed paper set to be published next month, authored by a dozen prominent scientists and other experts, is coming under heavy criticism, primarily for calling on policymakers to adopt draconian measures to change social norms and values through coercion — essentially mass social engineering under the guise of environmentalism, whether the public wants it or not. The dubious plan outlined by the academics, however, is already being blasted by analysts as a scheme to erect an “eco-dictatorship under United Nations rule.”
The Environmental Protection Agency and its disgraced former boss Lisa Jackson are under fire from lawmakers and activists for, among other reasons, having recently been exposed violating federal law by using bogus identities and e-mail accounts to coordinate propaganda with media allies and policymakers to advance the Obama administration’s radical “environmental” agenda. The EPA is also still under fire in the headlines for ripping off U.S. taxpayers and foisting more unconstitutional regulations on the economy by working with extremist pseudo-environmental groups using a controversial scheme dubbed “sue and settle.”