'You had billionaire Tom Steyer spending $57 million from his own pocket trying to convince voters to care about global warming. You had the League of Conservation Voters pouring in another $25 million into various races, more than it had in the previous two elections combined. All the while, some media outlets suggested that recent natural disasters — from Superstorm Sandy two years ago to the ongoing drought in the West — might push climate issues to the fore. Ultimately, none of it mattered much. Congress' indifference to climate change will remain as solid as it's ever been for the next two years — and maybe longer.'