Why Climate Change Is a Winning Political Strategy
He’s been called “America’s fiercest climate blogger.” And as a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, a former Clinton administration official on clean energy, and an MIT trained physicist, the subjects he covers are vastâ€”ranging from energy policy to the role of rhetoric in communications. But there’s been a recurrent theme over the years at Joe Romm’s popular blog Climate Progressâ€”the argument that political leaders, and perhaps most prominently President Obama, need to step up and explain to the public why global warming is such a dramatic threat to our livelihoods and future. Indeed, Romm has called Obama’s failure to speak out about global warming, loudly and often, his “biggest communications mistake.” Now, a raft of new polls are showing that this issue has the potential to move independent and swing voters. The Guardian chats with Romm about his unique take on this subject.