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- Transitioning to clean energy will reduce risks of climate change, and create job opportunities across regions
Tom Steyer is a business leader and philanthropist, a co-chairman of the Risky Business Project and the president of NextGen Climate. The views expressed in this commentary are his own.
(CNN)American politics shifted drastically on November 8, but the scientific facts of climate change remain the same. This year will break all global temperature records by the biggest margins ever. We're on a real hot streak -- and not a good one. Worse yet, global sea-ice recently hit record lows, as temperatures in the Arctic Ocean rose more than 20 degrees. Mother Nature doesn't negotiate -- regardless of who sits in the Oval Office, climate change threatens America's future.