Seven Hours


the network also announced the CNN journalists and the approximate appearance times for the presidential hopefuls during the seven-hour, live event.

A CNN poll conducted in late April showed that 96% of Democrats favored taking aggressive action to slow the effects of climate change. And Democratic activists in recent weeks have sought to elevate the issue, urging candidates to make climate change a priority.

The United Nations — which projects that temperatures will rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by as early as 2030 — has warned that governments must take “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society.”

Global warming would have several devastating consequences. It would cause coastal cities to disappear under water, leaving hundreds of millions of people displaced and forced to migrate to dry areas. Some plants and animals would face extinction, and drought would result in lower crop yields.

Overheard reactions: (1) “Do not pass go; do not collect $200″; (2) “Was I really that bad God that I’m damned to hell? Couldn’t I go to purgatory instead?”

Our advice: do not spend $15MM on a 1,300,000 square foot beachfront property with a 6,892 square foot house on a little island that’s bound “to disappear under water” in 10 years.

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