Real meaning of 'pro-life'

Supreme Court nominations, ending or reducing abortions, efforts to restore health to the economy, successful talks in the Middle East, with Iran or North Korea....None of these will matter much if planet Earth becomes largely uninhabitable for human life.

Yet that is the direction many scientists think we are headed. Some dire climate change warnings are harnessed in a report already under attack, being released today.

The report is being criticized for some of its larger conclusions, but its general thrust is not being disputed.

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Bottom line: Wake up. Responding to climate change should be the umbrella "pro-life" coalition for the 21st century.

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