Given how deeply felt the convictions are on every side -- and the fact that they're all based in reality and truth -- hoping for the business world to lap the policy world may be the only reasonable hope we have.
Rather than bemoan our human frailty, let us resolve to make what progress we can on climate change, when we can. Its rising impacts -- on our poorest neighbors today and on our children tomorrow -- demand no less.
With Republicans in control of the House, Obama all but declared cap-and-trade dead. But there's a different approach that can get the job done more effectively and remain consistent with Republican values.