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    John Holdren, Science Advisor, OSTP Director:

    In response to a Q....

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    "This report is not about a particular policy or piece of legislation; it tell us with greater clarity and persuasiveness that we need to act sooner than later to reduce emissions of heat-trapping pollution, and to learn to adapt to the climate changes we can't avoid. The report is part of a larger process of public and policy education.  We are hoping to change the way people think about various legislative proposals..the bottom line is we need to do much more than we have been doing, after many years of dithering and delay.  "

    (CSW emphasis added.  I might add a comment to this -- "denialism" has played a strong and harmful role in the "dithering and delay" -- I'm reminded of our President's quote, "Delay is no longer an option; denial is no longer an acceptable response" to the climate change problem.   See our November 18 post.  
     

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