Issues / Environment
What is needed is a shot of adrenaline, and not a warmed-over initiative with no substance and no chance of success.
Global warming is an example of an environmental issue that is perhaps not as obviously vital to national interests as terrorism, but which--like terrorism--has the potential to affect the entire world and not just the United States.
The solution to "save" it was the inclusion of tree plantations as carbon sinks
Genoa and Bonn, taken together, portray the Janus face of globalization.
Assuming the Cheney task force gets its wishes, it is anyone's guess how much of the resulting energy will warm American homes or fuel SUV expeditions to the mall.
If Kyoto goes down, there will be serious collateral damage, a point that G.W. Bush's handlers have only recently begun to realize.
It's hard for Americans, even progressive Americans, to imagine a future in which the U.S. is no longer the "indispensable country."
Given the U.S. performance at the latest round of global warming negotiations at the Hague, it's hard to see how George W. Bush could do any worse than the Clinton-Gore administration.
What is news is that the heating of our atmosphere has propelled our climate into a new state of instability.
Sustainable development a framework for reconciling key international goals, and it applies to national actions as well.