“But there is a reason that Obama has chosen to go it alone on energy: The GOPs utter refusal to reckon with the reality of climate change has left him no choice.”
SO either congress agrees with him and passes a law for him to sign. Or they refuse, and he is forced issue a law without them.
“.....Environmentalists have long argued that human population growth is straining the environment and the climate. In the 1960s, academics like Paul Ehrlich and current White House science czar John Holdren pushed for population control methods to stave off ecological disaster.
Indeed, it has been concluded that compulsory population-control laws, even including laws requiring compulsory abortion, could be sustained under the existing Constitution if the population crisis became sufficiently severe to endanger the society, Holdren and Ehrlich wrote in a textbook. Few today consider the situation in the United States serious enough to justify compulsion, however......