Pelosi pledges Congress will tackle global warming at climate summit
This woman continues to impress me. Too bad she isn't 10 years younger--she would make a formidable presidential candidate!
Here she is, taking on Trump--internationally!
"U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi took her duel with Donald Trump to a climate summit on Monday, pledging that Congress would urgently tackle global warming despite the president's opposition to an international pact."
"By coming here we want to say to everyone we are still in, the United States is still in," Pelosi told reporters on the first day of the two-week United Nations climate talks in Spain.
Many governments and environmental groups are aghast at Trump's move last month to begin formal proceedings to yank the United States, one of the world's biggest polluters, from the 2015 Paris Agreement to avert catastrophic temperature rises.
Trump says complying with the accord would hurt the U.S. economy, restricting domestic producers while other big polluters such as China increase emissions.
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"We aren't here to talk about impeachment of the president of the United States," Pelosi said in response to a question.
"We're here to talk positively about our agenda to save the planet for future generations."
. . . Democrats want to reassure the rest of the world they will once again throw their country's weight behind the deal if they regain power at elections in November 2020.
Florida Congresswoman Kathy Castor, chair of the House select committee on climate, said the committee will put forward recommendations in March for a comprehensive climate change bill to bring U.S. emissions to net zero by 2050."
I'm glad the rest of the world will have the chance to hear a sensible, sane, and informed voice issuing from the USA. Wouldn't want the world to think we are all dorks!