Feel the Burn

Hertsgaard, Mark
August 2012
Nation;8/13/2012, Vol. 295 Issue 7/8, p3
The article looks at the political debate in the U.S. surrounding climate change, or global warming, in the context of the drought occurring in summer 2012. The author notes that droughts in the U.S. in 1988 and in Europe in 2003 spurred citizens and politicians to acknowledge the seriousness of the issue. He faults U.S. President Barack Obama for supporting fossil-fuel development despite campaign promises to address global warming.


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