Counterpoint: Experts debate how climate change should be approached

Jess Butler, AOL.com

The recent hurricane season has added heat to the debate surrounding global warming and climate change. With the Obama-era Clean Power Plan on the chopping block, many concerned citizens are wondering what we can do to preserve our planet. 

In this week's episode of Counterpoint, a new AOL series, two experts debate the question: how should we approach global warming?

While some states have gone as far as painting their streets white to counteract insufferable temperatures, many individuals still believe that climate change is not a real threat, or that it's a hoax altogether. 

Opinions on the topic are so divided that skepticism on climate change reaches as a far as the White House.

President Donald Trump's beliefs on the matter remain unconfirmed as staffers continue to avoid addressing Trump's stance. Despite previous tweets like this one from 2012: "The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive."

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About Counterpoint: Today’s political and social climate may be more fragmented than ever. Hear from the experts as they explore different sides of some of the most contentious debates going on right now.