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    November 17, 2020 | 8:55 AM

    Statement from Ken Berlin, President And CEO of the Climate Reality Project, on Hurricane Iota

    “Our hearts are with the people of Honduras, Nicaragua, and surrounding countries as they cope with incredible devastation and rebuild their communities in the wake of Hurricane Iota, which made landfall just two weeks after Hurricane Eta.

    “When it comes to the climate crisis in 2020, unprecedented extreme weather events have seemingly battered communities around the world week after week. We've all seen all too clearly how the climate crisis fuels this destruction. The science is clear: Without urgent, ambitious action to reduce emissions and transition to a global clean energy economy, seasons like this will become a new normal. 

    “As we continue to beat back the worsening COVID-19 crisis, we cannot forget that the climate crisis is also an existential threat to our health, safety, and security, especially for the world’s most vulnerable communities and groups. Our recovery – from both the pandemic and the climate crisis – must be bound together, in order to rebuild our economies, protect our health, and safeguard our future.”