It’s, literally, a great shame that this sort of stuff appears on left-leaning sites like “The Nation” almost to the exclusion of most other media. Steve Vavrus is being pretty darn careful, maybe even erring on the side of excessively restrained here, despite the headline on the video. But the mainstream press keeps evading and muddying a rather simple question.
Michael Tobis, editor-in-chief of Planet3.0 and site cofounder, has always been interested in the interface between science and public policy. He holds a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences where he developed a 3-D ocean model on a custom computing platform. He has been involved in sustainability conversations on the internet since 1992, has been a web software developer since 2000, and has been posting sustainability articles on the web since 2007.