No more waiting at the stop sign. It’s time to get moving!Photo courtesy of katiecampbell via flickr We now know the U.S. Senate will not pass climate-change legislation this year. Postmortems have pointed to a number of challenges: the lack of leadership from the White House, unified GOP opposition to the Senate cap-and-trade bill, the structure and rules of the Senate, and the complicated nature of cap-and-trade legislation. There has been one major omission in much of this analysis: the absence of pressure from Americans across the country demanding that serious action be taken to address climate change. Few Americans …
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Larry Shapiro is associate director for program development at the Rockefeller Family Fund.