Climate Change

Will the world act before catastrophic warming occurs?


International reports on the effects of climate change warn that accelerated temperature increases are rapidly leading to an erosion of ecosystems, human health and economies beyond what scientists had predicted before the 2015 Paris accord to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that scientists say are heating the planet. Environmental groups, state governments, citizens and young people are filing lawsuits and staging protests to urge governments to move more quickly to address global warming. In the United States, activists, state officials and some companies facing investor pressure are pushing President Trump to stop weakening federal regulations aimed at curbing climate change. Democrats seeking to unseat Trump in 2020 are campaigning on plans to address the issue, while several states are forging ahead with efforts to develop their own policies to decrease reliance on fossil fuels, the source of heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions.

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