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The “I” in Climate Change

August 11, 2015

Reposted from my science blog.

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On August 3rd, 2015 President Obama released his Clean Power Plan for the nation, the biggest move the U.S. government has ever made to specifically reduce climate changing greenhouse gas emissions on a nationwide scale.  The Plan aims to decrease carbon emissions from power plants 32% below 2005 levels by 2030.

Needless to say, the announcement was met with mixed responses.  “President Obama understands that climate change is the great planetary crisis facing us and that we must move boldly to transform our energy system away from fossil fuels and toward energy efficiency and renewable energy,” cheered Democratic Presidential nominee Bernie Sanders.  “President Obama’s Carbon Rule is irresponsible and overreaching. The rule runs over state governments, will throw countless people out of work, and increases everyone’s energy prices,” decried Republican Presidential nominee Jeb Bush.  The rift formed quickly down all-too-familiar party lines as the same old feet beat out their steps to…

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