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Climate change

Former Republican Congressman Bob Inglis and the Citizens' Climate Lobby will take part in a discussion about "Business-Friendly Solutions to Climate Change" at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, in the first-floor conference room of the Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce, 2 State St., Auburn.

Inglis has said he represented "the reddest district in the reddest state" of South Carolina from 1993 to 1998 and 2004 to 2010. However, after a visit to Antarctica, he launched republicEn, a free enterprise effort to raise awareness of climate change and take action.

The Auburn talk will focus on the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, which is projected to create 2.1 million new jobs over the next 10 years by using private capital and American innovation to advance clean energy technology. As a result, U.S. carbon emissions would be reduced by at least 40 percent in 12 years, according to a news release.

In the absence of such action, the release continues, the global economy will pay a "carbon tax" due to the effects of climate change. The 2018 National Climate Assessment projected annual losses of hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the century, more than the current gross domestic product of many U.S. states.

Coffee and bagels will be provided at the talk, which is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit citizensclimatelobby.org.

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