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On Earth Day, know that habits can affect climate change

By Suzanne Case

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 22, 2012

~~<p>As a professional conservationist, I'm haunted by the thought of a future retrospective on the most pressing environmental issue of our time: climate change. We've been warned for two decades that if we don't act soon, and act decisively, the world will be a much harsher and less inhabitable place. Yet we've been unable to change course in any significant way. Those who inherit this world will want to know&mdash;what were they thinking?</p>
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As a professional conservationist, I'm haunted by the thought of a future retrospective on the most pressing environmental issue of our time: climate change. We've been warned for two decades that if we don't act soon, and act decisively, the world will be a much harsher and less inhabitable place. Yet we've been unable to change course in any significant way. Those who inherit this world will want to know—what were they thinking?

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