climate change debate
He thinks the DNC is "dead wrong" to limit the number of debates to four.
One of the many things needed to stop the runaway climate train before it rolls off the cliff is to make corporations more accountable for their actions -- in this case, their political actions aimed at stopping a sensible climate policy.
Despite overwhelming evidence of man-made climate change, some members of Congress just haven't gotten the message. Leading GOP presidential contenders like Sen. Rand Paul and Sen. Marco Rubio are climate deniers, and their irresponsibility can't be forgiven -- or forgotten.
Today we face a danger no smaller than a nuclear exchange in the form of greenhouse gases that help produce climate change.
According to polling data, only about half the public understands the scientific consensus on global warming. Yet surveys of the peer-reviewed literature are crystal clear on the consensus.
Watch the full segment here. Penn State University professor Michael Mann, NRDC senior attorney Adrianna Quintero, scholar
Of course, a multilateral agreement with a grand compromise between China and the United States at its heart will not be enough by itself to reverse the negative climate trends, but it is a necessary element in the broader solution.
Climate change cannot be dismissed as of concern only to scientists and environmentalists. It must be brought into debates on how to stimulate economic growth, address deficits, generate decent work, achieve energy security, and lay the ground for a more stable and peaceful world.
Science issues like climate change are coming to influence every aspect of life and policy making with increasing urgency. (Witness Hurrican Sandy and its lost lives and tens of billions of dollars in wreckage.) It's high time that candiates for the presidency and Congress participate in a debate dedicated to these topics.
By refusing to address climate consequences, both candidates reinforce the idea that we either focus on economic growth or we focus on the environment. In fact, the truth is the two are inextricable intertwined and we cannot address one without addressing the other.