"The science of the situation is clear — it’s time for the politics to follow. . . . Every major national science academy in the world has reported that global warming is real, caused mostly by humans, and requires urgent action."
. But if the US is any indication, science and politics mix like, well the two liquids featured in this essay - oil and water. Just how do the results of scientific inquiry make it outside the academy and into the corridors of power? As the essay also makes clear: "leadership is essential." And Obama is leading here in roughly the same way he has done on gay marriage - from way behind the curve.
Labels: climate change, environmentalism, Obama, politics, science