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Can Climate Catastrophe Sway the Public?

Collide-a-ScapeBy Keith KloorMay 3, 2011 1:17 AM


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Last week, this quote from Harvard's Robert Stavins caught my eye:

It's unlikely that the U.S. is going to take serious action on climate change until there are observable, dramatic events, almost catastrophic in nature, that drive public opinion and drive the political process in that direction.

Over the weekend, I asked a number of veteran climate observers for reaction (such as James Hansen and Jonathan Gilligan.). Head over to Climate Central to see what they had to say.

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