07/07/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Nashville Floods Reveal Opportunity To Lead On Climate Change

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 6) -- Four days after rainstorms pummeled my hometown, problems mount. Major portions of the city are still submerged beneath floodwaters. Thousands are displaced from their homes, the contents of their lives soaked, mud-caked and molding.

In the coming months, as Nashvillians reflect on this shock, we may conclude that we've gotten a firsthand glimpse of the symptoms of a warming planet.

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