Opinion: 4 bipartisan ways to keep National Climate Assessment warnings from coming true

From California’s horrific megafires to the punishing hurricanes and typhoons that leveled communities in the Carolinas, Florida, and the Northern Marianas, this year — like last year — faced deadly devastation from extreme weather events exacerbated by climate change.

As our affected friends and neighbors are rebuilding their lives, re-establishing vital services, and searching for victims, the science is clearer than ever that our destabilized climate is fueling our era of extreme weather.

The report, compiled by 300 of the nation’s leading scientists, affirms our experience on-the-ground. Record megafires burn larger, longer, and more intensely, as drought conditions worsen and invasive pests spread.

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