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Op-ed column: We have a climate crisis

Freak storm, heat wave show global warming is real, action is needed

Forest Byrd/For The Sunday Gazette
Forest Byrd/For The Sunday Gazette
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Last fall, I was at a benefit event for local victims of Hurricane Irene. In a strange twist of fate, it happened to be the night of a “freak” October blizzard, burying our town, Averill Park, in snow just days before Halloween. As our cozy hamlet congregated in the firehouse, one of the speakers opened with a joke: “So how about that global warming, huh?” The crowd laughed. Because, really — how could there be ...


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