Climate Change, Weather Disasters

This essay first appeared in the August 2021 issue of Choice (volume 58 | issue 12)


Debate about climate change has exploded in the past decade, along with accompanying studies, in line with an abundance of evidence that it is an existential threat to the future of the Earth and its inhabitants. The issue, barely considered a major problem by much of the general public ten to twenty years ago, was a staple of debate between presidential candidates Joe Biden and Donald Trump during the 2020 US election, with both candidates holding starkly different positions

About the Author:

Bruce E. Johansen is emeritus professor of Communication and Native American Studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He has published 52 books in fields spanning history, anthropology, law, and Earth sciences.