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Political leaders who pledge to reduce taxes while in full-throated denial of human-generated climate change are actually setting the stage for a tax increase. If these leaders' do-nothing environmental policy should prevail, the public should anticipate future hefty tax hikes to offset the damages from proliferating extreme weather events. Scientists identify release of greenhouse gas emissions at their current rate as the cause for the projected increase in the intensity (and in some instances the frequency) of extreme weather events.
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