Precisely How Will the Obama Team Solve Global Warming?

The Intersection
By Chris Mooney
Dec 16, 2008 4:54 AMNov 5, 2019 10:25 AM


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We know who they are. We know they're determined. And we know they're qualified. But precisely what measures will president-elect Obama's energy and environment team have to take in order to really get a handle on global warming? Will they use the Clean Air Act? A new law? Some combination of both? And where will they be by the end of 2009, when the nations of the world assemble in Copenhagen, Denmark, to negotiate the successor to the Kyoto Protocol? I definitely have my thoughts on this--and am doing an article on the subject right now. But here's your chance to sound off (and I'm very interested in feedback). The war on climate science in Washington is effectively over. But now comes the really hard part--climate policy. If a total genius (and Steven Chu is one) were to address global warming through U.S. domestic action, what would he or she do?

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