Updated March 26 at 12:27am
this week’s poll

What one thing can Rhode Island do to combat the effects of climate change?

Engage others to change their behavior as we change ours 35% | 46 votes
Nothing; its causes are beyond our control 32% | 42 votes
Support new energy regulations 31% | 40 votes
I don't know 2% | 2 votes

Last week the White House released a report documenting the current effects of climate change on different regions of the nation. President Barack Obama then took to the airwaves for a series of interviews to discuss energy and environmental policy.

There seems to be widespread agreement at this stage that the earth’s climate is changing, no matter the cause. But the issue of what to do about, if anything, has become a largely political issue in the United States. What do you think should be done about it?


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