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The Case for a Different Kind of Climate Action

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University of Maine

Originally published as "The Case for a Different Kind of Climate Action," Bangor Daily News, February 8, 2022.

Erin Victor is a doctoral student at The University of Maine. This column reflects her views and expertise and does not speak on behalf of the university. She is a member of the Maine chapter of the national Scholars Strategy Network, which brings together scholars across the country to address public challenges and their policy implications. Members’ columns appear in the BDN every other week.

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