When It Comes To Policymaking, The Rules Don't Apply To Climate Change

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Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: We usually turn to NPR blogger Adam Frank to explore ideas about outer space. Today, he has this commentary on the messy business of politics and how it's affecting the climate. ADAM FRANK, BYLINE: Earlier this month, the U.S. Senate changed its rules regarding filibusters. And while that got treated like the big deal it is, the Senate can change those rules again, bringing the filibuster back if it wanted to. And what's true of filibusters is equally true for most of policy. No matter how bad you think a new law or rule is, in principle it can get undone in the next administration or the next Congress. I mean, that's just how politics works. Unfortunately, that's not how climate works. On...

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