Not Even a Mouse …

Global Sea Surface Temperature ... photo: NASA

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.”

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About liammoriarty

I'm a journalist living in Seattle and Europe. This blog is to explore the connections and commonalities between Western Europe and the Pacific Northwest.
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