Republicans to Obama: not so fast on climate action

US President Barack Obama (L) speaks as Chinese President Xi Jinping listens during a joint press conference in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 12, 2014US Republicans conveyed their full-throated disapproval of President Barack Obama’s deal with China Wednesday to curb greenhouse gas emissions, signalling a war over climate change in the coming Congress. Obama, who inked the landmark agreement with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Beijing, infuriated newly-empowered Republicans who say they are fed up with the president circumventing Congress by issuing executive orders on controversial issues.

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