Events compelled House Speaker Pelosi to initiate a formal investigation to decide if sufficient evidence exists to file charges against the president. Not unexpectedly, he has sent out his surrogates to challenge the legitimacy of the investigation and the motivations of the investigators. But in a very real sense, the inquiries mean the House is fulfilling its Constitutional responsibilities.
To be sure, the United States isn’t alone in dumping pollutants into the atmosphere. Global warming is a global threat, which in part explains the worldwide School Strike for Climate, spearheaded by the unlikeliest of leaders, a 16-year old Swedish climate activist, Greta Thunberg. Her iron-willed campaign is largely responsible for more than a million people in 75 countries taking part in planet-wide protests last Friday.