2,000 Scientists and Economists March 22, 2010 : 5:44 PM

Recently more than two thousand climate scientists and economists came together to demand the Senate take immediate action to solve the climate crisis.

"We call on our nation’s leaders to swiftly establish and implement policies to bring about deep reductions in heat-trapping emissions," the scientists write in the letter. "The strength of the science on climate change compels us to warn the nation about the growing risk of irreversible consequences as global average temperatures continue to increase."

The demand for action is clear from all sectors. The Senate must now be brave enough to forge ahead even in the face of resistance by those opposed to solving the climate crisis, primarily those parties with a financial interest in the status quo.