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Don't let deniers stand in the way

We listen to experts for a reason. When my car breaks, I go to a mechanic. When my tooth hurts, I go to the dentist. Experts have training and knowledge that we don't. So when 97 percent of climate scientists tell us that climate change is real and man-made, we should pay attention.

But we still have an embarrassingly large number of elected representatives who won't listen, despite overwhelming scientific consensus (even 85 percent of eighth graders accept the science at this point). Not only do they refuse to accept it, many of them are actively working to roll back the progress we've already made.
Just last week, 52 senators voted to eliminate the Clean Power Plan—what's been called the biggest action America's ever taken to cut our carbon pollution and tackle climate change. An extreme and vocal minority in Congress is trying to convince other countries that America won't live up to our international climate commitments—right before countries around the world come together to cut carbon pollution, and stop the worsening economic and health impacts that come with it.

Climate change deniers are doing more than embarrassing themselves—they're threatening to undermine America's ability to show the world we're serious about this threat.

It's up to us to make sure they don't succeed. Progress on climate change isn't guaranteed—it happens when all of us speak out to say we're ready for big steps forward. Say you're in.


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