America: embarrassingly unique on climate change.

There’s some good news on the global warming front.  Of the 66 countries responsible for the vast majority of greenhouse emissions, 61 of them are doing something about it with their legislation.

Out of 66 countries representing 88 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, 61 of them have legislation aimed at cutting carbon pollution and promoting clean energy sources, according to an annual audit of climate change legislation released Thursday.

Good job world at getting your shit together!  Alright USA, how’s that American exceptionalism working out?  Surely, since we’re so exceptional, we can manage to live up to the minimum standard set by other, less exceptional nations.

The bad news? None of the bills in the United States include targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

I know this looks like America helping to create a problem it’s unwilling to help solve, but you’re not looking at it right.  This is just delegation.  Looks like the other first world nations got this one.  We’ll go back to trying to stop gay people from marrying or eating at Christian restaurants while nations like Russian, China, and Mongolia mop up this mess.


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