Why We're Going Green

It won't be simple, and it won't be cheap, but the war on global warming must be won--and Time is ready to help

Ann Elliott Cutting for TIME

This is our third annual special issue on the environment but also a historic first: for this one issue, we've exchanged our trademarked Red Border for a green one. By doing so, we are sending a clear--and colorful--message to our readers about the importance of this subject, not just to Americans but to everyone else around the world as well.

In our environment issue two years ago, we declared that the debate on climate change was over and that the verdict was in: the world is irrefutably warming. Last year we showed how we all have a role in saving the...

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