When faced with an emergency, it has been common practice for governments to adopt a bipartisan approach.
This has happened routinely during times of war and, typically, resources have been mobilised rapidly to combat a common enemy.
The common foe now is climate change, which is bringing major disruption to all corners of the globe. Whether it is record drought in the US, record rainfall in the UK, or record heat waves in Australia, to continue to deny there is any need for a coordinated response (or repudiate the existence of the problem altogether!) when there is such a strong scientific consensus, is to abdicate moral responsibility.
The Union of Concerned Scientists should be congratulated for producing this video. The rest of us need to join the call to action.
2013 has to be the year we acted on climate change.