Framing The Climate Crisis Solution

Bill Scher

Saturday’s Live Earth global event will hopefully take the global warming issue beyond raising awareness and towards rallying support around a comprehensive solution.

As Eric Alterman and I said in our recent segment, the film “An Inconvenient Truth” has already accomplished the goal of solidifying consensus that there’s a human-created climate crisis. Global warming deniers have been effectively marginalized. The remaining challenge is the solution.

Two recent essays point us in the right direction.

One is by Al Gore, the driving force behind Live Earth, from Sunday’s New York Times. The other is from Peter Teague and Jeff Navin in The American Prospect.

The two pieces may seem at first blush to be at odds, but in fact they both offer critical counsel and complement each other well.

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