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Earth marks fourth hottest year on record as Congress opens climate hearings

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    a few observations: it's interesting how the green new deal--which began as a green party plank in their platform a few years ago--has only rocketed to popularity now that it has democratic party...

    a few observations:

    • it's interesting how the green new deal--which began as a green party plank in their platform a few years ago--has only rocketed to popularity now that it has democratic party members pushing for it. really demonstrates how little political capital third parties actually have and how any good ideas they come up with just become fodder for the closest party to them.
    • it's nice to see actual progress on something involving climate change, but judging by what seems to be getting taken up so far there's almost no way congress is going to make this sufficiently radical for it to actually start making the difference it needs to, especially with all the fuckery going on in the EPA and the massive rollbacks of regulation.
    • something, nonetheless, is better than nothing here, even if the something has a decent chance of ending up severely inadequate. it's groundwork people need to build off of, because while anything over 2C is pretty bad, 2.5C is still better than 3C which is better than 4C of climate change and so on. this is the first time i can recall that congress has moved to act on climate change and with how fickle congress tends to be on some issues it could be awhile before this happens again, so people really should take the chance and push for bolder if they can.
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