“To me being a climate change denier is the same as being a debt denier. We’re putting millions of tons of carbon into our atmosphere every day that we’re going to have to deal with and we’re incurring billions of dollars of debt that we’re going to have to deal with. Sure, they’re different problems – but it’s the same issue: Do you recognize the problems now and deal with them or do you simply let them sit and fester until something bad happens?”

— Steve Rattner, Morning Joe’s economic analyst

(Watch Jonathan Haidt’s TED talk “How common threats can make common (political) ground” by clicking here.)