A panelist on the PLD show on Wednesday asked how we can stop climate change.
She was joined by Dr. Jonathan Lenton, a former US Air Force medical officer, and Dr. Thomas Wilkins, a professor of global health at the University of Cambridge.
The panelist was discussing a report from the Center for American Progress, which is a think tank that works to advance the goals of President Donald Trump.
She began by asking Lenton if the government could do a better job of preventing the spread of climate change, and the panelist responded, “We have a lot of people in government that are in a position to do that.
There are a lot more people in that position.”
The panel said the government has done a good job of responding to the climate crisis, but added, “the science is just not there yet.”
The host of the panel, Greta Van Susteren, also noted that climate change is a serious problem, adding that we need to be proactive in trying to reduce the risk of climate-related illnesses and deaths.
But she also noted the dangers of not taking action to mitigate climate change before it happens.
“There is an entire industry out there in the public sector that is lobbying to keep you off climate change,” Van Suster said.
“They are working to keep your energy usage down, and to keep this from having an impact on you.”
She added that it’s “incredibly hard” to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the short term, but it’s also extremely hard to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for decades or centuries.
“And so I think it’s not that we can’t make some changes in our energy use,” Van Stusteren said.
“It’s not like we don’t have some real solutions to climate change that we should be able to enact right now, but there are ways we can make it more cost-effective, easier, and we’re starting to see a lot about how we could do it.”
The group that co-chairs the National Climate Coalition has also been calling for more aggressive action on climate change and has been leading an effort to draft a national climate policy.
But the group’s efforts have been largely limited to pushing for changes to the way Americans live and work, and not specifically looking at climate change as a public health threat.
“We’ve never been able to articulate the public health implications of the effects of climate on human health,” said Tom Hansen, the president and CEO of Hansen International, a group that works with climate change experts.
“There’s really not much that we’re saying to people, which means that they are going to be a little more hesitant to say, ‘I don’t know what it is.'”
Hansen noted that the United States was the third-largest greenhouse gas emitter in the world.
“If we were not to have a climate policy, that would mean we would have to become the second-most polluting nation in the OECD,” he said.
As the climate conference approaches, the focus is on how to address the climate threat.
The Center for Public Integrity recently published a report detailing how the Trump administration plans to slash climate and energy policies.
The Trump administration has also proposed slashing the Environmental Protection Agency, the EPA’s science-based regulations on pollution, and other environmental programs.