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New York City officials declared a climate emergency Wednesday by passing legislation calling for a nationwide response to combat the so-called “climate crises.”
“The United States of America has disproportionately contributed to the climate emergency and has repeatedly obstructed global efforts to transition toward a green economy, and thus bears an extraordinary responsibility to rapidly address these existential threats,” the legislation states.
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The declaration makes it the largest city in the nation to dedicate itself to combatting climate change. It is one of more than 650 cities around the world that have made a similar call to action. Sydney, Australia, and London, England, are the most recent to declare a worldwide environmental emergency.
“By declaring a climate emergency, New York City signals that it understands the urgency of climate change, which threatens to unleash catastrophic environmental consequences in the decades ahead unless rapid action is taken by governments around the world,” wrote Joe McCarthy of Global Citizen.
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