Environmental officials in Canada are investigating what some have called a "rogue climate change experiment." Over the summer, a native village on the coast of British Columbia dumped more than 100 tons of iron sulfate into the ocean. The idea was to cause a bloom of plankton, which would then capture greenhouse gases.
That's the theory, anyway. The reality is a bit more complicated.
Last night in his victory speech to throngs of supporters in Chicago, President Obama responded to cynics who claimed that politics is nothing more than a contest of egos or the domain of special interests.