A Costly, Politically Dangerous Gamble

May 27, 2014 11:35 AM

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A Costly, Politically Dangerous Gamble

It is the consensus of the scientific community that the Earth is sick. According to the National Climate Assessment, the world is currently experiencing the effects of climate change, or the shifting of the planet’s climate zones due to environmental factors.

Carbon reflects heat, preventing infrared radiation from the sun from escaping back into space. With more than 400 parts per million of carbon-bearing gases in the air and with more than 80,000 chemicals having been released by man into the atmosphere, the mean temperature in the United States has r...

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