By Nish Acharya
Thursday, Jan. 3 was truly an amazing day to be in Washington. Regardless of one’s politics, it is inspiring to see the United States Congress reflect America’s diversity better than ever before. But Congress doesn’t have much time to reflect on the moment. With technology and innovation moving forward at blazing speed, Congress must move fast to get out in front of the disruptions being caused by technological change and globalization. As my friend and former colleague, newly-elected Representative Haley Stevens put it, “We are the doers. We’re the defenders of democracy. We’re here to make it work.”
So many of the most important issues we are discussing today are directly related to science and technology. Whether its climate change, data misuse by Big Tech, Russian hacking or Chinese trade practices – the main issues that Congress will be deliberating (after government re-opens) all relate to our inability to understand scientific and technological change, and to use the tools of government to address them.
Congress on climate change
On the most pressing issue that we face – how to mitigate climate change, this Congress got very lucky. The <a target="_blank" href="https://nca2018.globalchange.gov/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener Click here to read entire article