Change of Climate

With Congress trying to do something about global warming, even the candidates are sensing the new mood

You can tell when the politicians are getting serious about an issue: they stop taking cheap shots at one another and suddenly become pragmatic. Amazingly, that's happening right now on global warming. Just as the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns of "abrupt and irreversible" damage if we don't take immediate action, a serious piece of climate legislation is beginning to pick up speed in the U.S. Senate.

America's Climate Security Act, a bipartisan bill co-sponsored by Senators Joe Lieberman and John Warner, would create a cap-and-trade system to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions 65% below 1990 levels by 2050. It has made it...

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