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August 2nd

A Republican Case for Climate Action: I copied that headline directly from an op-ed running in the NYT right now that you can read here. “There is no longer any credible scientific debate about the basic facts: our world continues to warm, with the last decade the hottest in modern records, and the deep ocean warming faster than the earth’s atmosphere. Sea level is rising. Arctic Sea ice is melting years faster than projected,” begins a column penned collaboratively between four former EPA administrators whose collective experience spans about four decades. They tout the successes of past conservative presidents who, while never actively courting the green vote, have been pragmatic about the health of the American people, businesses and the environment, which they argue are all inextricably tied together. To that same