But many experts agree that those actions, and new ones, will fall short of what is needed to halt the buildup of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere.
‘‘Certainly if Congress is able to act, we would have much more comprehensive plans and get larger greenhouse gas reductions faster,’’ said Dina Kruger, the former director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s climate change division. ‘‘We can’t wait for the perfect solution. We need to start now.’’
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