September/October 2008: In This Issue
Environment got its start 50 years ago, with the world caught in the tension between two nuclear powers and the realization that humans could inflict—or prevent—widespread harm to health and well-being. Reflecting on the last five decades and looking ahead, what has changed, and what challenges must we overcome to transition to a sustainable future?
On the surface, Americans' views on global warming have remained generally unchanged over the past decade. Closer examination reveals a growing divide along Democratic and Republican lines. How might the next U.S. president influence this trend?