|Chicago's Douglas Park,|
Dear Leader wants to enact an anti-global warming treaty--without the approval of the US Senate.
And we are only a few months removed from the coldest winter in the history of Obama's adopted hometown of Chicago.
From the New York Times:
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.This summer has been cool too. Leaves on the trees where I live are beginning to change colors. Yeah, it's August.
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.
Morton Grove, IL, March 2014
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.