Extreme Weather Like Hurricane Florence Shows We Need Clean, Stable Energy Infrastructure

Sep 20, 2018 3:05 PM ET
Campaign: Energy Efficiency
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Originally published on USA Today.

Let's suppose, for argument's sake, that you question whether climate change is real, or whether it will really affect you. You're not alone. More than a third of Americans say they don't worry much or at all about global warming and a third say it's exaggerated in the news. More than half say it won't pose a serious threat in their lifetimes, and 12 percent say it will never be a threat.

Still, amid the devastation left by Florence and past hurricanes, the extreme weather is a little tougher to question or ignore. Extreme weather has its origins, of course, in extreme temperatures. The four hottest years globally on record? That would be the last four, in this order: 2016, 2015,2017, and 2014

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