President Obama’s election raised unprecedented expectations among climate advocates—and yet their unconditional devotion allows him to get away with giving little more than lip service to the issue.
Any effective climate strategy will have to rely upon a combination of emissions reductions, adaptation, and, if circumstances warrant (as appears likely), some degree of geoengineering.
Reading the climate news in recent weeks, one might start to wonder who won the last election.
Energy Secretary Steven Chu made headlines when he proposed ‘soft’ geoengineering by painting roofs and roads white in order to reflect sunlight back into space. That idea might seem absurd to some, but Chu has done the nation a service.
Can global warming be stopped? Ask a geoengineer.
Will George Bush salvage his legacy on climate change?
Al Gore’s extreme proposals on climate change are smart politics—and bad policy.