The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released their newest report today, stating with more certainty than ever that climate change is happening and man-made carbon pollution is a significant part of the problem. As the Associated Press wrote earlier this week, “Top scientists from a variety of fields say they are about as certain that global warming is a real, man-made threat as they are that cigarettes kill.”
With more frequent and violent extreme weather costing taxpayers billions of dollars and threatening public health, people across the country are already feeling the effects of climate change and we can no longer afford inaction. In fact, 2001-2010 was the warmest decade on record , and 2012 was the warmest year in the U.S. on record -- plagued with severe heat waves, droughts and wildfires. This report underscores the urgent need to start tackling the climate crisis.
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