Climate: The Great Opportunity to Pull Down America

Watts Up With That?

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Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Ever wondered why so many climate critiques of US policy emphasise that “the world” is moving to embrace climate measures, and America should keep up? As an Australian, an outsider, I have a theory. I believe the reason is the national desire to be liked and accepted by the global community is America’s greatest weakness – and the rest of the world knows it.

Consider this piece by Rolling Stone;

Why Republicans Still Reject the Science of Global Warming

Only one major political party in the world denies climate change, and it’s in charge of the most important political body in the world

One day in 2009, Henry Waxman, the Democratic congressman representing Santa Monica and Malibu, paid a visit to one of his Republican counterparts, a ruddy-faced Texan named Joe Barton. After Democrats had won back the House of Representatives the previous year…

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