A sinister rogue state poses a clear and present danger to humanity. In fact, an opportunity for the international community to stand up to this scofflaw nation just opened this week.

This rogue state isn’t Iran, Venezuela or any other country the U.S. foreign policy establishment typically demonizes — it’s the United States itself.

The global scientific community is clear that our warming climate, driven primarily by burning fossil fuels, threatens the future of humanity. Yet many of the world’s major economies continue to increase their support for fossil fuel production. Trying to phase out fossil fuels while continuing to extract them is, to put it mildly, ineffective.

Read the full article at USA Today.

Basav Sen directs the Climate Policy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies.

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