Elizabeth Ferris: The deleterious effects of climate change are happening faster than expected and President Obama needs to make climate change mitigation a priority in his next term.
On January 17, 2013, Foreign Policy at Brookings hosted the launch of "Big Bets and Black Swans: A Presidential Briefing Book." The first panel focused on the transformational policies that could shape a new global order. The second panel focused on the low probability, high impact events that might derail the president's second term agenda. Vice President Martin Indyk, director of Foreign Policy, provided introductory remarks. David Gregory, host of NBC's Meet the Press, moderated both panel discussions. For more on this event, visit: http://goo.gl/LJli1