Earlier this week, I asked whether Americans would ever come around to understanding the dangers of climate disruption, as the latest report calls it.
Over at On Science Blogs, Tabitha M. Powledge claims to have the answer:
Learn from the Koch brothers. Learn from the Supreme Court rulings on unlimited and anonymous political funding. And then take action. Get rich guys to bankroll a foundation that will underwrite torrential ad campaigns in places where electing candidates committed to new climate-change policies can make a difference.
She mentions a few rich people who should understand this: Bill and Melinda Gates, maybe even Sheldon Adelson, the casino mogul who might not survive water shortages at his Las Vegas properties, if it comes to that. It's not a bad idea, unless no rich people want to do it.
Powledge elsewhere rounds up a lot of good reading on the latest National Climate Assessment. I leave you in her hands.