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Jon Christensen in AP: Despite fierce weather, Nebraska avoids climate change plan

Jon Christensen is an adjunct assistant professor in the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, the Department of History, and the Center for Digital Humanities at the University of California, Los Angeles.

In this AP article, Christensen explains why Nebraska may be hesitant to adopt a climate change plan: “The reluctance in Nebraska may be driven by the political polarization of climate change science,” the Nebraska proposal “appears to be a very sensible and cost-effective approach,” but the issue too often gets hijacked by extreme positions on both sides — those who deny climate change and others who demand dramatic and immediate changes.