Global warming needs a political breakthrough

What has really struck me recently about global warming is how politics is the limiting factor in solving the problem. It seems that the political system is ill-equipped for dealing with something so global and so long-term. As a scientist, I read article after article about how we have the technologies and the economic strategies to solve global warming today, if only the politicians would cooperate (by funding the technologies and implementing the regulatory strategies). As a scientist, I don’t have the tools to even begin to understand what needs to be done to actually get the politicians to cooperate. In other words, I feel helpless when it comes to addressing what seems to be *the* important factor. We need a political science breakthrough rather than a technological breakthrough.

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