THEIR VIEW: Officials must act now to reverse climate change

Published on Sunday, 28 October 2018 20:38
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Tampa Bay Times

The effects of climate change are coming harder and faster, according to a recent report by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. In fact, a child born today - if greenhouse gas emissions aren’t cut nearly in half before she’s a teen - will live in a world on track to irreversible damage. That catastrophe would begin just as that same child is graduating from college in 2040, far sooner than previously expected, and at a lower increase in global temperature than earlier thought. Stalling is no longer a viable strategy.

That child born today shouldn’t be handed a past-due bill when she reaches adulthood. The price will only get higher the longer officials wait to act.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Editorials on Sunday, 28 October 2018 20:38. Updated: Sunday, 28 October 2018 20:40.