Where climate science is concerned, the data don't lie. June was the hottest year on record. July is on track for that as well. We had three confirmed tornado touchdowns on the Cape last week, two in Yarmouth, and a third, the fiercest, in Harwich where downed and damaged trees are everywhere you look in town. Prior to this, there were only three tornadoes ever on the Cape.
Earlier this month Dr. John Holdren, professor of Environmental Science and Policy at Harvard University, came to the Cape to let us know climate change is already here and disrupting life on Cape Cod. He said the Cape is losing 30 acres per year to increasingly severe storms and to rising seas.
Our friends at The Association to Preserve Cape Cod and Lower Cape TV, filed this report after Holdren's address at the Chatham Community Center:
As Holdren reminds us, we don't have to accept that the climate change must occur. We can fight it. We can become involved in organizations and support businesses and candidates for public office who are committed to mitigating the causes of a warming planet.
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