A Shameless Call for International Meddling in the U.S. Election

Americans must be reminded that their choice has major implications for climate justice in a territory that is much larger than the United States.

Climate change is getting attention from many of the 2020 presidential candidates. According to a recent survey from Yale and George Mason University, climate change is the 11th most important voting issue for registered voters.

The idea that governments possess full control over affairs within their own territorial borders has been accepted for decades. It’s a basic precept of international law. The notion of sovereignty explicitly…