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 vast—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 Progress—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.