The Mysterious Appeal of the Single-Event Mantra

Did Barack Obama mean for the attention lavished on climate change in his second inaugural address – beginning with the acknowledgement that we “will respond to climate change” because to do otherwise would be to “betray our children” and ending with talk of “care commandeered” and “creeds declared” – to signal that the White House will shortly present a transparent and meaningfully-scaled plan with a mobilization-style timeline for transitioning away from fossil fuels? [more]