The proverb about an elephant laboring mightily and bringing forth a mouse comes to mind …
But the fact is that when the U.S. Senate gave up last week on trying to pass even a stripped-down, no-climate-stuff kind of energy bill, in the end there wasn’t even a mouse to show for it.
This is a bitter pill to swallow for almost anyone who cares that the best scientists we’ve got tell us we’re quickly running out of time to head off the worst impacts of a warming planet. But it’s a particular disappointment for our European neighbors.
“Well, it’s certainly not reassuring for us.”