10 May 2012

Climate Change, Leadership and Obama's Center-Right Politics

"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." 
Well said. 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.

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