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Proposed Green New Deal is the best response to undeniable climate change

Explaining climate change

An introduction to the causes of modern-day climate change, signs that the climate is already changing, and how climate change affects the environment and human well-being.
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An introduction to the causes of modern-day climate change, signs that the climate is already changing, and how climate change affects the environment and human well-being.

The Bradenton Herald is to be commended for printing the Feb. 10 Op Ed piece “Time to think big on climate change.”

It notes that the nature of the scientific debate over climate change is not about whether global warming is truly taking place or what is causing it. These questions are now settled. The website “Skeptical Science: getting skeptical about global warming skepticism,” among others, provides abundant evidence.

The open question is whether the effects of human induced climate change will be “really bad, catastrophically bad, or a threat to civilization bad.”

The Green New Deal (GND) is the best answer yet to these troubling questions. The Op Ed piece observes that the GND calls for a “new national, social, industrial and economic mobilization on a scale not seen since World War II and the New Deal.”

All hands on deck to make the GND a reality.

Robert Phillipof

Bradenton

Rising ocean temperatures have fueled some of the most devastating storms in recent years. Kendra Pierre-Louis, a reporter on The New York Time's climate team, explains how.

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