Not The Onion. https://t.co/aSC1G7JiPq
— Jenn Jacques (@JennJacques) December 13, 2015
Nope, unfortunately the Politico “report” is considered real journalism these days.
Beyond parody. https://t.co/A0mA1TDMis
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) December 13, 2015
It certainly is. These paragraphs say it all:
Obama administration lawyers discovered early in the day that the latest draft text had a potentially deal-killing tweak: Deep into the document, in Article 4, was a line declaring that wealthier countries “shall” set economy-wide targets for cutting their greenhouse gas pollution.
That may not sound like such a headache-inducing roadblock, but in the world of international climate negotiations, every word counts. In previous drafts, the word “shall” had been “should” — and in the lingo of U.N. climate agreements, “shall” implies legal obligation and “should” does not. That means the word change could have obliged the Obama administration to submit the final deal to the Senate for its approval. And inevitably, the GOP-led chamber would kill it on sight.
@politico Climate Hoax Continues……
— TexJal (@TXJAL) December 13, 2015
Here are several other suggestions of words that could have taken down the deal:
— Zach Ward (@UnrealZachWard) December 13, 2015
— Richard Barrett (@RTBII) December 13, 2015
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) December 13, 2015
— Mark Mark Mark (@RevJimJonesInc) December 13, 2015
— Gary P Jackson (@gary4205) December 13, 2015
— Laurie (@Laurie20314073) December 13, 2015
The media continue to joyfully carry the water for this reckless and incompetent administration.