Although climate change has been in the forefront of scientific discussion for decades, it seems only recently that the media and the public at large have begun a serious discussion about it.
Riding on the coattails of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report this year, the U.S. government released its own study recently, drawing acute attention to the problem of climate change as a real and present threat to our health, comfort, food and water security, and national security. All of this — based on decades of scientific study from around the world, and the measured data of rising average temperatures, increasing severity of droughts, wildfires and increasing intensity of storms — leads us to the question: What is next?
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