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With the release of the most recent IPCC report, comes science-backed news that we have all been expecting. Climate change is occurring at an alarming rate and lifestyle changes must be made to avoid catastrophe. If you need confirmation of this, read the report, or this great story from the New York Times instead. The report was essentially summed up in one sentence by Rajendra K Pachauri, the chairman of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change):

“Nobody on this planet is going to be untouched by the impacts of climate change.”

A simple, true, and frightening statement. Irreversible damage may have already been done and now we face the consequences of the short-shortsightedness of our own species. However, all is not lost. This story is not just gloom and doom. Another IPCC panelist, Ottmar Edenhofer, states that “it doesn’t cost the world to save the planet.” The world economy…

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