I encountered this sentence in nature.com
Obama cited a planet in parole among the leading challenges that his presidency is going to face.
What does "planet in parole" mean?
Adam Rutherford: Okay, so you have mentioned climate change, what are the other big issues for scientists that the democrats will try and push through?
Mark Peplow: Well, energy and environment is a huge issue and you know in his acceptance speech last night, Obama cited a planet in parole among the leading challenges that his presidency is going to face and he did promise a 150 billion dollar push in new energy research and that's something which is obviously going to have a massive impact on science and if that actually goes through as promised.