Climate Reform

 Climate change was first officially addressed in the United States in the 1950s and is defined by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines climate change as “any significant change in the measures of climate lasting for an extended period of time.” Like many other issues, climate changes has a controversial appearance in politics. Simply put, the Democratic Party tends to advocate for an expansion of climate change mitigation policies whereas the Republican Party tends to advocate for inaction or a reversal of existing climate change mitigation policies. Most lobbying on climate policy in the United States is done by corporations that are publicly opposed to reducing carbon emissions. As we move forward, climate change is becoming a more pressing issue that has yet to been seriously addressed.