Clip of the Month: The Politics of Climate Change with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

June 27, 2016

Each week, Sheldon Whitehouse, the two-term senator from Rhode Island, rises on the Senate floor to alert his colleagues to emergency of climate change and the dangers of doing nothing. With over 135 speeches on the subject already, Sen. Whitehouse has said that as long as the atmosphere continues to warm, ice continues to melt, seas rise and acidify, he promises to talk about climate change. In this clip, Sen. Whitehouse discusses with Carnegie Council Senior Fellow Ted Widmer some of the specific problems that he faces on his quest as he navigates through the worlds of big business, lobbying, and politics.