Obama’s “climate change” pledges to the United Nations to slash emissions of carbon dioxide as part of a planetary global-warming regime are probably illegal and can be quashed by Congress. That's the warning Republican lawmakers offered the UN and foreign governments after the administration announced its unconstitutional plans this week.
The White House has been making grandiose promises to the UN and its largely autocratic member regimes — billions of dollars for a UN climate fund, taking an ax to U.S. energy production to cut CO2 output, imposing a UN climate regime on America without the constitutionally required ratification by the Senate, and much more. Republican lawmakers, though, citing America’s constitutional system of government and congressional authority, are urging foreign powers to “proceed with caution” before entering into any purportedly “binding” deals with Obama that will not be upheld.
After releasing a new set of “guidelines” aimed at pushing skeptical state governments to deal with the supposed risks of a “changing climate” in exchange for federal funding, the Obama administration and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are facing a barrage of criticism. Among other concerns, critics contend that the White House is playing politics with disaster funds and overstepping its constitutional authority in a bid to force reluctant governors and state officials to join the anthropogenic (man-made) global-warming bandwagon — or at least pretend that it has legitimacy.
Environmentalist Dr. Patrick Moore explains why he's a climate-change realist, and why you should stop worrying and learn to love CO2.