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Climate change a problem to tackle today, not tomorrow

Nov 04, 2018 - The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio)

I often wonder how elected policymakers can deny climate change and its threats.

Doesn't the precautionary principle suggest they should avoid a scenario in which the climate changes as predicted while they deny the threat?

But fossil-fuel lobbyists make this choice attractive for many elected officials. Climate-change projections once did as well: Global temperatures might increase by 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) by 2100. Given the average age of Congress members, 58, ...