The Week in Review: White House Fights Climate Change
Of all the problems facing the planet, global warming gets little attention from the average American. Recent Gallup polling found that, compared to water pollution, animal extinction and the destruction of tropical rain forests, only a third of voters are worried about how greenhouse gases will affect the Earth.
One person who does seem concerned is President Obama. This week the White House released its third National Climate Assessment report, the government’s most detailed and aggressive report on global climate change to date. No stranger to gridlock, Obama is using the safety of his second term to orchestrate an aggressive public relations campaign in the hopes of turning the tide against the politically contentious issue.
With business interests on the line, it’s not surprising that bureaucracy has figured heavily into the debate. The conversation has encouraged multinational companies to make big changes, and raised complex questions about consumer habits, industrial manufacturing and energy efficiency.
These magazines explore all these issues and more.
Climate Change and the Environment by Christopher Rogers: Whether we’ve caused climate change or not, something is happening to the planet—rising sea levels, wildfires brought on by severe drought and toxic pollution. The proof is in this magazine.
Climate Crisis & Government Action or Inaction by scotteec98: President Obama thinks there’s an “actionable science” to preventing global warming. Dive into this mag to understand how governments around the world are handling the changing environment.
Climate Change Action by J E: Both political leaders and grassroots organizations have come together for the sake of the planet’s health. This magazine documents how global warming is a communal effort.
Oil & Gas Saga by Anton Prodanovic: Politics aside, climate change is nature’s way of commenting on our energy consumption and dependence on fossil fuels. Find out how the oil and gas industries are adapting.
Renewable Energy by jerrygidner: Amidst the noise, the White House’s report offered plenty of optimism when it comes to alternative energy. This magazine shows us how climate change is creating advances in energy technology.
A Brighter Energy Future by Rocky Mountain Institute: Things are looking up. Nonprofits like the Rocky Mountain Institute are innovating in the field of sustainable, profitable energy tech—and documenting their efforts here on Flipboard.