Ginny Catania: Melting ice sheets show need for US government action now

In my Earth course at The University of Texas at Austin, we talk about the scientific, psychological, political, and economic decisions that have led to our current climate crisis. In the course's multiple discussions, the most frequent question I get from my students is, "Why is the government not acting on climate change?"

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VIDEO from Sir David Attenborough: Climate change - The facts

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