Climate Change Politics in the United States: Melting of the Ice
Schreurs, Miranda A. – 2010
This article examines the efforts of the Obama administration and many other actors―ranging from non-governmental organizations, municipalities, and state governments to some Congressional representatives―to put the United States back on track towards international climate leadership. Efforts to shift policy direction, however, still face many hurdles. Over the course of the better part of a decade or more, climate skeptics and policy change opponents were able to seed doubt about the urgency of the issue in the public’s mind, establish new organizations and strategies to fight against climate action, and institutionalize serious obstacles to meaningful policy change.