Obama Pushes for UN “Climate” Rules Without Congress
The agreement would skirt the US Senate.
The New York Times reported:
The Obama administration is working to forge a sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions, but without ratification from Congress.
In preparation for this agreement, to be signed at a United Nations summit meeting in 2015 in Paris, the negotiators are meeting with diplomats from other countries to broker a deal to commit some of the world’s largest economies to enact laws to reduce their carbon pollution. But under the Constitution, a president may enter into a legally binding treaty only if it is approved by a two-thirds majority of the Senate.
To sidestep that requirement, President Obama’s climate negotiators are devising what they call a “politically binding” deal that would “name and shame” countries into cutting their emissions. The deal is likely to face strong objections from Republicans on Capitol Hill and from poor countries around the world, but negotiators say it may be the only realistic path.
“If you want a deal that includes all the major emitters, including the U.S., you cannot realistically pursue a legally binding treaty at this time,” said Paul Bledsoe, a top climate change official in the Clinton administration who works closely with the Obama White House on international climate change policy.
Lawmakers in both parties on Capitol Hill say there is no chance that the currently gridlocked Senate will ratify a climate change treaty in the near future, especially in a political environment where many Republican lawmakers remain skeptical of the established science of human-caused global warming.
This is despite the fact that global warming is on hold.
US daily record minimums outnumbering record maximums 3 to 1 in the last 30 days.
And, hurricanes and extreme weather disasters are all at historic low levels.
Marc Morano of Climate Depot recently told FOX Business:
‘If you look at time scales of 50-100 years for (extreme weather). First off, on hurricanes we are at historic record lows, the longest we have gone without a major hurricane strike, category 3 or larger — 9 years now — the period longest since 1900. Big Tornadoes are down. Floods, droughts, all of these factors are either on no trends or declining trends.