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Op-ed: U.S. must show leadership at climate talks

Summit County Citizens Voice

Global warming crisis must be met with resolve and collaboration

By Bob Berwyn

FRISCO — With Arctic ice on the brink of near-total meltdown, super storms brewing in the oceans and after a summer of heatwaves and drought, about 17,000 delegates start meeting this week in Doha, Qatar to try and make some progress on the UN’s annual climate talks.

The backdrop for this year’s talks are continued dire warnings from scientists, who are saying that, if we can’t cap emissions by 2020, the world could be headed for runaway warming, with temperatures not seen on Earth for millions of years and almost unimaginable consequences for all life on Earth.

This is not a joke or some sort of purely academic debate. It could literally be a matter of life and death, but even though there’s a lot at stake, expectations aren’t very high for COP 18. The…

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2 thoughts on “Op-ed: U.S. must show leadership at climate talks”

    1. I must confess I am so sad when there is but this one planet and so many treat it so poorly ruins it for all of us living things that need to breathe and drink clean water. No leadership any where sadly that can get along and do what is best for HUMANITY!

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