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CLIMATE CHANGE: Should the U.S. Government Take Aggressive Steps to Combat Climate Change?
As one of the world’s leading polluters, the United States has a responsibility to lead the fight against climate change. Policies such as cap and trade, subsidizing renewable energy development, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions throughout the economy would help protect the planet while allowing energy production to continue.
Restricting greenhouse gas emissions would slow economic growth, increase unemployment, and impede innovation and entrepreneurship. The United States should not be held to higher environmental standards than its economic competitors. Instead, the private sector is best equipped to meet the challenges posed by climate change.
Let your students review the facts and decide for themselves: Should the U.S. government take aggressive steps to combat climate change? Be sure to check out Issues & Controversies’ complete and unbiased coverage of this divisive issue. Enhance the debate with the discussion questions, “By the Numbers” data, primary sources, audio and video content, infographics, editorials, and newsfeed that are linked to the article.
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