Global Warming and American Politics

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The United States is the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases. If global warming is to be slowed and ultimately halted, the U.S. needs to be a major part of a global move toward more sustainable practices. However, for this to happen will require serious actions by the federal government, which so far has resisted calls for change from scientists, citizen organizations, and other nations.

A panel of elected officials, environmental leaders, and political analysts will explore the relationship between domestic politics in the U.S. and the prospects for policy change. Panelists include Congressman Barney Frank; Congressman James McGovern (D-MA); Kevin Knobloch, President of the Union of Concerned Scientists; Brian Cook, professor of government, Clark University. The panel will be moderated by Jim Gomes, director of the Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise at Clark.


Congressman Barney Frank; Congressman James McGovern (D-MA); Kevin Knobloch; Brian Cook, James Gomes

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