Rick Piltz

is the Director of Climate Science Watch (www.climatesciencewatch.org), a sponsored project of the Government Accountability Project in Washington, DC.


Barack Obama’s statements to the UN about the potentially devastating impacts of climate change are in stark contrast to Democratic policy back home, where climate policy is negotiated exclusively in terms of US domestic interests. Rick Piltz, director of Climate Science Watch, explains how the combination of political parochialism and the effects of Bush-era climate change denial are stalling the necessary decision-making.