Why regulate CO2 emissions?

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Why regulate CO2 emissions?

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Climate Change Resources • Read the fact sheet on the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative in New Hampshire. The Nature Conservancy’s Climate Change Initiative. • Climate Change: What’s Your Impact? Try The Nature Conservancy’s Carbon Footprint Calculator. • Since 1961, we have helped conserve more than 265,000 acres in New Hampshire. • Get the facts about Climate Change. • N.H. Climate Change Task Force. Climate change is caused primarily by the emission of heat-trapping gases, chiefly carbon dioxide (CO2), produced by vehicles, industrial processes, power plants and deforestation. As these gases build up, they act like a thick blanket, over-heating the planet and causing dangerous changes to our climate patterns and threatening our health, our economy and our environment. CO2 is the most abundant greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming. As power plants contribute to 38% of all greenhouse gas emissions nationally, regulating this source helps mitigate global warming. How will