The anti-science zealots in the majority in the US Congress are not only an international embarrassment they are an impediment to the ratification of a global treaty on climate change.
As global climate talks get underway in Bonn there is much discussion of how to handle the obstructionists in the US congress.
BONN, Germany (AP) -- The global climate agreement being negotiated this year must be worded in such a way that it doesn't require approval by the U.S. Congress, the French foreign minister said Monday. Laurent Fabius told African delegates at U.N. climate talks in Bonn that "we know the politics in the U.S. Whether we like it or not, if it comes to the Congress, they will refuse."
"We must find a formula which is valuable for everybody and valuable for the U.S. without going to the Congress," said Fabius, who will host the U.N. climate summit in Paris in December where the new agreement is supposed to be adopted.
I've written about the obstructionist climate deniers in the US congress here
. For years the republican/conservative ideology of less government has been impeding any progress on climate change mitigation.
The effects of climate change are coming faster than was predicted. If we are unable to stop the worst effects and enter into a phase of unstoppable tipping points; the blood will be on the hands of the US republican/conservative ideologues.