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Unformatted text preview: ncluding benzene, a carcinogen; and fine particulates, invisible particles of soot and other substances
that irritate the lungs and can cause health problems. Auto emissions also contribute to ozone, the pollutant created
when fossil-fuel emissions combine in the air. Ozone, too, can cause respiratory illness.) Unabated climate change collapses civilization
Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, February 15, 2011
[Christiana, Security Address to the Congress of Deputies of Spain at the Centro Superior de Estudios de la Defensa
Nacional in Madrid,” http://climateprogress.org/2011/02/15/food-crisis-climate-change-figueres/, Accessed 6/12/11]
In its context, it is alarming to admit that if the community of nations is unable to fully stabilize climate change, it will
threaten where we can live, where and how we grow food and where we can find water. In other words, it will
threaten the basic foundation - the very stability on which humanity has built its existence . Let us look at some factors: 1.
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