In this short video segment, Tulane University political science professor, Melissa Harris-Perry, frames a panel discussion around environmental public policy in the United States. She asks important questions about the government’s role in mandating environmental standards for the future, and asks her panel to think critically about how environmental policies impact societies around the world.
Some follow-up questions might consider:
- Does climate change belong only within the scope of scientific study? In what ways is discussion, research, policy, action, impacting the environment, humanitarian, political, and social?
- Why does the government have to play such a heavy role in standardizing environmental policy?
- Climate change does not just affect far away places like the Maldives or the Arctic. Can you find local or national news stories that show evidence of effects in America?