Climate change a problem to tackle today, not tomorrow
I often wonder how elected policymakers can deny climate change and its threats.
Doesn't the precautionary principle suggest they should avoid a scenario in which the climate changes as predicted while they deny the threat?
But fossil-fuel lobbyists make this choice attractive for many elected officials. Climate-change projections once did as well: Global temperatures might increase by 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) by 2100. Given the average age of Congress members, 58, ...