Obama unveils climate change plan that goes around Congress - The Hill's E2-Wire
The plan is designed to get around Congress, where major climate bills have no political traction. White House spokesman Jay Carney said Monday that Obama’s executive approach “reflects reality.”
“We don’t measure warming by whether individual years are warmer than other individual years, but by whether or not the overall decadal trend shows warming. The past decade was the warmest decade on record. By that metric, global warming proceeds unabated,” said Michael Mann, a climate scientist with Pennsylvania State University.