We all do well to remember how we got to this point.
Things seemed very different in June of 2009. People were finally very hopeful that we were on the road to doing something about carbon emissions. (Please read the comments at the link to the post. They are really instructive. Some of you will recognize the names. I see Peter Sinclair, Gail Zawacki, Dano, dhogaza and Anna Hayes, for example. For the uninitiate, "TVMOB" = Viscount Monckton.)
Not so many months after Joe Romm wrote this post, the fake scandal of "Climategate" was trumped up, and the Copenhagen Conference of the Parties (COP15) was in shambles. President Obama and Secretary Clinton had to chase after the BRIC leaders holding secret meetings.
Senator Inhofe was threatening Michael Mann. The main newspapers and TV networks took climate change off the radar.
And so here we are.......