If you want to understand how people will remember the Obama climate legacy, a few facts tell the tale: By the time Obama leaves office, the U.S. will pass Saudi Arabia as the planet’s biggest oil producer and Russia as the world’s biggest producer of oil and gas combined. In the same years, even as we’ve begun to burn less coal at home, our coal exports have climbed to record highs. We are, despite slight declines in our domestic emissions, a global-warming machine: At the moment when physics tell us we should be jamming on the carbon brakes, America is revving the engine. Bill McKibben
So much for the US taking leadership on climate change… But hey, climate change must be a hoax because America is freezing now, right? Right?!
Global warming isn't real because it's cold out. Relatedly, the sun isn't real because it's dark out.— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) January 3, 2014
Re: global warming and the cold weather "Liberals keep telling me the Titanic is sinking but my side of the ship is 500 feet in the air."— justine (@nerdyjewishgirl) January 4, 2014