Think Congress Will Ever Do Anything Substantive About Climate Change? When the Special Interests Go Broke, Maybe.

Duty Dodgers | Bill McKibben | Orion Magazine

In this country, our twenty-year bipartisan record of doing absolutely nothing at the national level is unblemished. In 1988, running for his first term as president, the old George Bush said, “I’m going to fight the greenhouse effect with the White House effect.” Good line.

This was all supposed to actually change when Barack Obama took over, and indeed, he’s done more to fight climate change than all the presidents before him combined. Also, I’ve drunk more beer than my twelve-year-old niece.

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