Franz Litz
Executive Director

When Climate Changes, So Does the Weather

ClimateCommunity Energy

In November 1965, the U.S. Science Advisory Council warned President Lyndon Johnson that failure to stem the rapid rise of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere would trigger climatic changes with potentially dire consequences for humanity.

Fifty-three years later, the havoc wreaked by Hurricane Irene in August provides what is the latest example of the type of “havoc” that 1965 Panel anticipated. Extreme weather is now the rule, not the exception.

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