How to halt the president’s climate change ploy – ‘Senate must assert any new deal is non-binding’

If the Senate stands idly by and fails to reassert its role in the treaty process, it will be complicit in the erosion of our system of checks and balances so carefully crafted by the Founding Fathers, with consequences far beyond climate policy.

The upcoming Paris conference will amend a non-binding treaty, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which the United States ratified in 1992.…

‘Incredibly Ironic’: IRS Complaint Filed Against Professor Who Urged Feds to Use RICO Laws to Go After Global Warming Skeptics

A professor who has demanded a criminal investigation of those who disagree with his views on climate change could be facing scrutiny by the Internal Revenue Service for alleged misuse of federal funds.

Cause of Action, a government watchdog group, and the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a free market think tank, filed a joint IRS complaint Tuesday against the Institute of Global Environment and Society to have the organization stripped of its tax-exempt status.…

Wacky Claim: ‘How a 1993 Craig T. Nelson TV Movie Predicted the Climate Debate’

Back then, CBS went the extra mile on climate change, depicting a family (headed by Bonnie Bedelia and Craig T. Nelson) struggling in a world with widespread drought, floods and hurricanes. “The Fire Next Time” is now available on DVD and well worth watching as we segue into what will surely be the trying times of 2016, and especially now as headlines about the current COP21 meeting play out worldwide.

In the movie, the main characters even watch a televised interview with a scientist that is remarkably prescient:

Host: ”Hurricane Rachel, which has devastated Southern Louisiana, Mississippi, and the coastline of Alabama, has once again focused attention on the global pattern caused by the greenhouse effect. Dr. Schneider?”

Schneider: ”Even though some people still won’t admit it, the effects of global warming have been with us for a long time. . . Had the global community taken concerted action 25 years ago, much of this might have been mitigated.”

It’s hard to imagine that despite this TV movie having aired in 1993, the Hollywood film and TV industry has more or less ignored the pressing climate change themes that we faced then — and even more so now.