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Cary Brunswick

May 13, 2014

New York should follow Vermont's lead

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But at least we have “liberal elites” such as Sen. Bernie Sanders who realize that our continued “refusal to recognize and deal with the crisis could have catastrophic consequences.”

Referring to McConnell types, Sanders said it was “no longer acceptable for a majority in Congress to ignore the overwhelming scientific evidence. It is no longer acceptable that coal and oil companies spend millions of dollars to defeat efforts to protect the planet.”

Let’s hope this latest report helps provide a wake-up call to enough lawmakers and industrial polluters that their continuing denial of climate change’s impact could have devastating results. In fact, their denials are significantly hastening those results.

Cary Brunswick, of Oneonta, is a freelance writer and editor. He can be reached at brunswick@earthling.net. The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of The Daily Star and its editorial board.

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