Four out of five Americans say the effects of global warming are already evident and our nation could be in serious trouble if we don’t act. President Obama even made climate change one of his top three second-term priorities. But are we in for more words without action? This spotlight page continuously explores enormous challenges, hard truths and innovative solutions to what’s arguably the greatest single threat facing humanity.
The director of the Center for Science and Democracy says scientific research is a core part of our democracy that is under threat from corporations and sequestration cuts. Dr. Andrew Rosenberg, the Center’s director, explains how industry manipulates and undermines scientific research, and the challenges scientists face in the digital age. Continue reading
As he fights the Keystone XL pipeline, Bill McKibben hopes Congress’ views on climate change “evolve” more quickly than they did on gay rights. Continue reading