Many scientists say immediate action is needed to stop global warming. Brookings nonresident senior fellow Barry Rabe joins economists on NPR’s Talk of the Nation to argue whether the benefits of any realistic solutions are worth the costs and whether we can afford to stop global warming.
[In reaction to Donald Trump Jr's tweet on air pollution and the relationship between pollution and socioeconomic status] It’s been well established that poorer folks and minority communities tend to live in areas that are more polluted. This isn't particularly new. [The tweet] contradicts what we know, and it's based in ignorance.