30 Aug '12, 2pm

What Will It Take?: In this presidential election season, mum is the word on all issues related to climate change.

Two years ago, at a Washington symposium observing the 40th anniversary of the Clean Air Act, much of the discussion centered around the use of the landmark pollution law to try to address a problem its authors never anticipated – climate change caused by increasing concentrations of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere. A closer look at big issues facing the country in the 2012 Election. Economy , Planet , Security , World and Health . The meeting took place just a few months after the Senate refused to act on a bill passed by the House in 2009 that would have addressed climate change by creating a cap and trade system to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. The frustration in the auditorium was palpable, as the largely like-minded government officials, scientists, public health experts and environmental advocates bemoaned the political paralysi...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/30/what-will-it-take/

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