A Dire U.N. Report Warns Of Ruinous Global Warming. Republicans Say It’s ‘Fantasy.’

WASHINGTON ― The Republican response to an alarming new United Nations report on looming catastrophes caused by global warming suggests that little, if anything, will be done by the U.S. in the near future to address the threat of rising oceans, worsening droughts and raging wildfires.

The sobering report from the leading U.N. panel of researchers studying human-caused climate change calls on the world to take swift and drastic action to curb greenhouse gas emissions before the effects of climate change become irreversible.

On Capitol Hill, a parade of GOP lawmakers interviewed by HuffPost on Wednesday dismissed its policy recommendations as wildly impractical, using ridicule to do so.

“They might as well be calling on me to sprout wings and fly to Canada for the summer,” Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), a climate change skeptic, said of the actions urged by the report.

“It’s totally unrealistic,” Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) said. “They must have parachuted in from another planet.

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