The Christian Science Monitor calls the energy transition claims made across the world clunky, offering that history suggests it can take up to 50 years to replace an existing energy infrastructure. The problem? We don't have that long.
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have answered 14 Top American Science Questions put to them by ScienceDebate.org. The candidates' answers provide valuable insight into their positions on issues that, while among the most important facing the country, usually get short shrift on the campaign trail.
Most galling is Romney's refusal to mention the words "climate change" or "global warming." It's like running for president in 1936 and not mentioning that little conflict happening across the pond. Basically, Romney's plan is marinated in crazy sauce.
During the victory dance over the Court's Obamacare decision, the West was on fire and record heat punished much of the rest of the country. It is hard not to draw the connection between our abject failure to address climate change and the septic politics that have infected Washington.
2011 was a bad year for the insurance companies due to the steep rise in catastrophe-related losses. And the industry's own scientists are predicting that things are primed to get a lot worse in the years ahead.