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CLIMATE CHANGE ALARMS

We need to stop climate change before it’s too late

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) is planning a hearing to review the latest in a string of major reports that sounds the alarm about human-induced climate change.

Boxer tells The Hill that the panel will hold a hearing soon on a National Academy of Sciences report issued earlier this month that Congress requested.

The study, the latest in a series called “America’s Climate Choices,” concludes, “Climate change is occurring, is very likely caused primarily by human activities and poses significant risks to humans and the environment.”

A summary of the findings calls for “substantial action” to limit the magnitude of the changes and notes, “the faster that greenhouse gas emissions are reduced, the lower the risks; and the less pressure there is to make steeper and potentially more expensive reductions later.”

The hearing should be lively. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), the committee’s ranking member, is the leading climate change skeptic on Capitol Hill.

 

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