It has been nearly a quarter century since President George H.W. Bush signed, and Congress ratified, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)-the first major accord in which the United States and other countries acknowledged the growing threat of climate change and committed to "prevent[ing] dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system."• In the years since, evidence has continued to mount that rising concentrations of carbon dioxide, methane, and other greenhouse gases pose serious threats to public health, infrastructure, and the natural systems our society depends on.
EPA's Proposed Clean Power Plan: Protecting Climate and Public Health by Reducing Carbon Pollution from the U.S. Power Sector,
Yale L. & Pol'y Rev.
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