'Hot Topics' are invariably highly complex 'wicked' if not 'super wicked' problems. An excellent resource on wicked and super wicked problems, Chris Riedy's 'Climate Change is a Super Wicked Problem', highlights the difficulty we have in making headway on dealing with climate change, and many environmental issues and the need for bipartisan approaches. .
Another important article on complexity uses the analogy of a complex chess game to discuss the 'super wicked' policy problem of climate change. In 'We Need to “See the Whole Board” to Stop Climate Change', Project Drawdown's Executive Director Dr Jonathon Foley suggests that addressing climate change is like playing chess. "We need to use all the pieces, employ multiple strategies, and see the whole board. But, unlike chess, we have to play this game collaboratively to win."