The House passed a climate bill last year; a Senate bill fashioned by Senators Kerry, Graham, and Lieberman will be introduced soon. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Congressional Budget Office must judge its costs and effectiveness before debate can begin. Passage is uncertain.
The dust has settled at COP27, the 27th United Nations Climate Conference at Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt where a record 45,000 people registered to attend. The longest running summit of all the conferences, agreements made in the final moments has left us all with hope but also doubts.