December 5, 2007
No one knows how fast the earth’s climate is changing. What’s certain, however, is that across the globe, political resistance to more active environmental regulation is melting
faster than the polar caps. “What was considered left a year ago is now center, and in six months it will be conservative — that is how quickly the debate about climate change is moving here,” an Australian businessman told The New York Times columnist Tom Friedman, who presented this state of affairs Down Under as a worldwide bellwether.