Climate Change Scientist: Even if we “get serious” Vermont will be Pennsylvania by end of century

At a joint hearing of the House and Senate Natural Resources committees, climate scientist Dr. Alan Betts testified that if we “get serious, and we show no signs of getting serious” the best outcome from climate change measures such as the ones our legislature is aggressively implementing, the best outcome we can hope for in Vermont is a climate akin to southwestern Pennsylvania by the end of the century. If we do nothing, Vermont will look like northern Georgia.

Also enlightening, despite blowing the tops of several of our mountain tops for wind development, Vermont has not even come close to meeting the greenhouse gas reduction goals it set out to achieve. All this begs the question, is it really worth destroying the character of Vermont’s and eviscerating our economy for a best case scenario that doesn’t protect the status quo, and which, despite our best efforts, we will fail to achieve.

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