An Issue That Affects Us All

Every so often, my colleagues and I think a public-policy issue is so urgent that we should give it special treatment in the magazine. We felt that way about AIDS in Africa in January; this week we devote 16 pages to the crisis of global warming. We explore at length the reasons President Bush abandoned the Kyoto accord and the ensuing uproar, but we devote the first part of the package to a meticulous account of the latest scientific research that shows the world is getting warmer. Good-hearted people may disagree on how much humans are to blame for this and...

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