"UN Climate Report Changes Little on Hill"

"A United Nations report that concludes climate change is negatively affecting every continent arrived with a predictable thud Monday in Washington. Democrats and the Obama administration saw the report as more evidence that leaders must take quick, decisive action on the issue, while skeptics, including much of the Republican Party, held fast in their position that the science is wrong.

Eric Smith, a professor of political science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, predicted that 'remarkably little will change, especially in the short term,' in terms of the climate-change debate.

'The problem is that views on climate change are very partisan,' he said, adding that Republican voters 'don’t think this is a serious problem.'"

Timothy Cama reports for The Hill's E2 Wire March 31, 2014.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014