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    We Still Have Paris …

    I just finished a documentaryLiving in the Future’s Past, and I am keenly aware of the crisis we face. But I’m also an optimist and believe that ingenuity is in our DNA. Global leaders recently gathered in Bonn, Germany — without official U.S. participation — to make more progress, and many U.S. states and cities — including my hometown, Santa Barbara — have pledged to cut their fossil-fuel emissions so that America meets our Paris commitment. Meanwhile, despite a setback on anti–Keystone XL pipeline efforts, environmentalists are vowing to fight construction every step of the way.

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