The choices have been widely hailed, but what really stands out to me is the way in which Holdren has described current climate change policy as like, "being in a car with bad brakes driving towards a cliff in the fog." (LA Times)
Here's more of what Holdren has said about climate change that gives me some hope that the issue will be taken seriously at the highest levels of US government:Holdren: "There is Still a Chance to Avoid Catastrophe"
Holdren told Dot Earth that,
I am one of those who believes that any reasonably comprehensive and up-to-date look at the evidence makes clear that civilization has already generated dangerous anthropogenic interference in the climate system . What keeps me going is my belief that there is still a chance of avoiding catastrophe.
This quote from Lubchenco on the challenges we are collectively facing is also quite encouraging,
The explosive growth of the human population, the unsustainable rate at which we're using resources and generating wastes, the increased inequity within and among every country are collectively responsible for these massive global changes. (Oregon State University
photos: Woods Hole Research Center (top) and Oregon State Univ. (bottom)
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