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Open Forum: Global warming is for real


The most dangerous stage of global warming has begun. We’ve seen record breaking droughts, floods, storms, heat waves, extreme winters, mass extinction; Iowa sized icebergs, rapidly rising sea levels, fire, and famine in the past 10 years. The year 2010 was the hottest yet, and atmospheric CO2 is currently at a dangerously high 391 ppm (NOAA, Jan 2011).

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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