30 Years After Scientists Alerted Congress to Climate Change, the Signs Are Clearer Than Ever

By [email protected] Thirty years ago, a Republican-led Congressional committee held a two-day hearing on climate change. In June 1986, scientists didn’t have the sophisticated measurement tools and supercomputer models that they have today. But they did have a lot of data showing that greenhouse gases were steadily warming the planet — and that failure to curb those emissions would bring dire consequences.

Three decades later, those predictions are playing out with alarming accuracy. We haven’t yet hit summer, but we’re already smashing more climate and weather records. This week, we’ll talk about the barrage of alarming climate news over the last couple of

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