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James Baldwin
Acknowledging climate change in GOP's best interest
Acknowledging climate change in GOP's best interest

November has been a good-news/bad-news month for the climate struggle. The U.S. and China just inked an historic agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions, but that accord is imperiled by the American electorate. We have just entrusted Congress to a Republican Party determined to resist aggressive action against climate change. Congressional republicans hope to sabotage President Barack Obama's environmental agenda. By cutting funding to the Environmental Protection Agency or forcing passage of the Keystone XL pipeline, the GOP can be counted on to act contrary to the implications of scientific consensus. That consensus is grave. According to the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel...