General Electric is the latest big corporate convert; politicians at the state and national level are looking for solutions; and religious groups are taking philosophical and financial stands to slow the progression of climate change.
They agree that the problem is real. A recent study led by James Hansen of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies confirms that, because of carbon dioxide emissions and other greenhouse gases, Earth is trapping more energy from the sun than it is releasing back into space. —Dan Vergano —The debate’s over: Globe is warming (USA Today)
Vergano notes that companies are responding not to recent, more convincing scientific evidence, but to public pressure from shareholders.