The Cold War began in an orgy of partisan recrimination. Who lost China? Russian atomic spies. Loyalty tests. McCarthyism. Yet out of that tumult came an enduring policy of containment, alliance and investment that led, ultimately, to the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Today’s political environment is hardly less tumultuous. And the challenges America faces are as daunting as those that confronted the “greatest generation”—climate change foremost among them. Like our forebears, we must lay the foundations for a policy that will endure and defeat this global threat. To do so requires that we shut out the political noise and focus on what’s right for the long-term.
As David Hart writes in Morning Consult, the climate-technology bill introduced by Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) should become a building block of the durable policy we need. It deserves the support of everyone who understands the necessity of making radical reductions in global carbon emissions by 2050.