A global shift in opinion about implementing effective methane policy is a surprising development for Barry Rabe, J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy, as he recently discussed in a presentation about short-lived climate pollutants.
“I’ve rarely had this happen in my career. I wrote a first draft of this paper that’s going to be published soon, in July, and it was actually a pretty cynical paper,” Rabe said. “I am now, with days left on my deadline, dramatically rewriting, because the world has changed. I’ve never seen this kind of change in anything I’ve been writing about. And it has nothing to do with me prompting it. I think methane politics is changing in the United States.”