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Benefits Far Outweigh Costs When it Comes to Climate Action


Coronado Democratic Club

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I’m no scientist. But you don’t have be an expert to acknowledge climate change and start doing something about it.

That’s why, when Republican’s claim they aren’t scientists (as if we should all be shocked by that), the rest of the world answers, “So what?”

All you need is a basic understanding of a thermometer and the fact that ice melts, and you’re about 85% of the way there.

But since this is so complicated for some of our “leaders” on the other side of the aisle, let’s start with a few facts.

The average temperature of the earth is rising drastically, primarily because of greenhouse gas emissions. Globally, 2014 was the hottest year on record, and 2015 is on pace to break the record yet again. As a matter of fact, ten of the hottest years ever recorded have been since 1998.

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