Opinion

Obama and Congress must fight climate change like they do terrorism

President Obama is expected to announce steps to limit greenhouse gases today. That's fine, but they are half measures without the help of Congress. Both must take this issue as seriously as they do terrorism. Climate change, too, has killed people and the financial damage is real.

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    President Obama is expected to order the Environmental Protection Agency to start regulating greenhouse gas emissions from existing coal-fired power plants, such as Plant Scherer, pictured here, in Juliette, Ga. Op-ed contributor Andrew Guzman writes: 'The most efficient and far-reaching solution lies with Congress,' which should pass a carbon tax.
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