The IPCC Climate Report has been released — with stark and superlative warnings. Will there finally be an urgent call to action by our elected leaders to stave off a dire future for life on earth? Will the seemingly intractable partisan divide finally be bridged by a nonpartisan emergency occurring before our eyes on a daily basis? I fear not.

The time for insincere rhetoric and proposed half measures is long over. We need a bold transition to clean energy or the exponentially terrible costs will be borne by our children. Demand action.

Therese Kane, Oak Park

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