Krauthammer’s Take: Obama’s Climate Plan an ‘Incredibly Stupid Idea,’ But Any Agreement Would Have to Be International

by NRO Staff

On Wednesday’s Special Report, Charles Krauthammer reacted to the Obama administration’s efforts to develop a climate-change agreement among nations without the approval of Congress. Krauthammer said the idea that the Obama administration could think itself capable of shaming other countries into an international emissions restrictions was “the dumbest idea since the Russian reset.”

“It’s [the idea of the agreement] also based on the same assumptions that the Russians and the Chinese and others act the way Obama does — with adolescent idealism when it comes to foreign policy,” Krauthammer said. “So it is an incredibly stupid idea.”

But, Krauthammer said, he understands one aspect of Obama’s plans: Any climate-change agreement would indeed have to be international. “Anything that we do unilaterally here would only kill our economy and do nothing,” he said. “There’s a front-page story today on Germany, which is abandoning nuclear weapons and nuclear energy and fossil fuels and its economy is sinking as a result. You want to have an international agreement, but you want to have a treaty,” which would require Congress.

The Corner

The one and only.