The author provides a good framework for understanding what is happening in the US today with regard to global warming/climate issues.
Paradoxically, despite the obviousness of extraordinary weather patterns and the seriousness of the implications, the politics surrounding natural resources and climate in the US are deeply hidden from view… As we shall see below, struggles related to resources and climate change are proceeding on at least four fronts, three of which are not going well.The four fronts are as follows:
- Washington: The Phony Front
- Natural Gas Statehouses
- The Municipal Front
- The Privatization Front: From Budget Crises to Environmental Despoliation