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Solving climate change may not be fair, but it's urgent anyway

 


Those who assert that action on climate change should only happen if it’s fair, just don’t understand the problem.

It may be true that other countries are egregious polluters, adding as much carbon and other warming agents to the atmosphere, or even more, than the United States. But the situation is too urgent to wait to even set our goals just because somebody else is worse. The minimal requirements of the Paris agreement from which President Trump withdrew the U.S. are truly minimal, and we’re nowhere near meeting even those, as a nation or a world.

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