John Nielsen-Gammon thinks that perhaps it is better that climate change isn’t being given much attention in the 2012 election
Maybe it’s a good thing that the major political parties are not engaged in a pitched battle over climate change. Maybe this presents us with an opportunity to remove the political baggage from the scientific evidence. We can start thinking rationally about the problems we face and start considering those tough questions that really matter. Then maybe, in two or four years’ time, we can leave behind the partisan extremist positions and start building the groundwork for common agreement rather than mutual distrust.