Opposition Op-ed

‘Fire and Fury’ on Earth

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported that 2016 was our planet’s hottest year on record (FYI modern temperature records started in 1880). This is the third year in a row we have a new global temperature record.

The scientific community almost unanimously attributes this increase in temperature to humans. This change is having serious effects on weather, sea levels, crop yields, etc. The world is headed down a dangerous path.

Our future has already been significantly altered by the effects of global warming from years past. The consequences will only become more serious, unless appropriate policy and investment alterations are made.

Climate change is not a “hoax”. Those beholden to fossil fuel special interests often hold this position. This is an ignorant, selfish, and dangerous view.

It is time all our representatives recognize the origin and threatening impact of our current climate predicament.

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