Reactions to a New Plan for CO2 Progress - NYTimes.com
[Robert Socolow of Princeton]...the goal of the paper I have just written is to “restart” the discussion of climate change, which, as I see it, is on the verge of disappearing from view...In short, I see us losing at least a decade (the minimum time for a discarded priority to make a comeback), unless we find creative ways to reengage the public.
...We are losing the argument with the general public, big time. I am addressing the next few years, and I am asking how we can get the general public to take climate change seriously. This is not where any of us in 2004 thought the argument would be in 2011.
...I think the climate change activists, myself included, have lost the American middle, and I’m trying to say that this loss can be explained and maybe even undone.