Following Alabama’s lead, lawmakers in the Oklahoma House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to approve popular legislation protecting private-property rights and banning a controversial United Nations “sustainable development” scheme known as Agenda 21, which critics say represents a serious threat to American values and liberty. If approved by the Senate as expected, the law would also prohibit state and local governments from working with the UN or its affiliates to implement any sort of “international law” that violates the U.S. or Oklahoma constitutions.
The bill, H.B. 1412, was passed in the state House last week on a bipartisan vote, with a Republican-led coalition of 67 supporting the legislation against 17 Democrats who opposed the measure.
A new study published in Science Magazine claims Earth is experiencing an unprecedented global-warming period due to human-caused climate change and greenhouse gases, poised to reach record-breaking temperatures by the end of this century, but evidence from the Medieval Warm Period suggests otherwise.
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.