As I sat in a boat in the Gulf, surrounded on all sides by oil-tainted seas, the shear scale of the underwater oil leak hit me. At first I was heartbroken, but then I got mad. How could we have allowed this to happen?
As November draws closer, Members of Congress will be tempted to take the easy way out, by passing a bill that does little. The president, and the public, must not allow them to get away with that this time.
Slowing the loss of tropical forests, which contributes up to 17% of the world's global warming pollution, is not only good global warming policy, but is also in the interest of U.S. farmers, ranchers, and foresters.