Accession Number:

AD1047823

Title:

Richard Nixon, Barack Obama, and the Road to American Climate Change Policy

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article - Open Access

Corporate Author:

SOUTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA STATE UNIV DURANT DURANT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2016-10-24

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

Lying at the intersection of public opinion, science, and partisan politics, the debate over climate change has grown with each successive president from Richard M. Nixon to Barack H. Obama. This article argues that these two presidents, from different parties, in different eras, and with different motivations, did the most to advance federal policy. Nixons actions laid the foundation for Obamas activism, defining the realm of possible. In a similar sense, Obama has also set the parameters of the debate for his own successors, whomever they may be.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE