Accuracy in Media

Oklahoma Republican U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe is right, the Paris deal is nonbinding:

Sen. James Inhofe (R., Okla.) described the final deal reached over the weekend during climate talks in Paris as devoid of substance on a press call with reporters Wednesday.

Inhofe, who chairs the Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee, said that the agreement amounts to “nothing” because it has no enforcement or funding mechanisms. He further called it “just a bunch of pledges.”

President Obama has described the agreement, reached Saturday at the COP21 meeting of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, as potentially “a turning point for the world.”

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