Last week, Alliance for Climate Protection CEO Maggie Fox posted an excellent piece at the National Journal’s Energy and Environment Experts Blog.
“Despite what the professional skeptics might claim, the overwhelming consensus on global warming remains unchanged. Less than a handful of small mistakes in a 4,000-page document do not undermine decades and volumes of important, careful scientific research, no matter what the paid pundits and pessimists try to spin. We cannot ignore that global temperatures have steadily increased in the past century, or that the past 10 years were the hottest decade on record. These are facts. Nor can we ignore that as the climate crisis worsens, we could see more severe flooding, more destructive hurricanes and longer droughts.”
“We have every reason to be confident in the overall conclusions of the U.N. report, which is based on thousands of peer-reviewed studies and multiple forms of analysis. At the same time, we can all welcome the increased transparency that will come from an independent committee that will review the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s work. What we do not need is to taint objective science with partisan conclusions, which is exactly what some climate change deniers in the US Congress are trying to do. We should not try to manipulate science to our own political ends or to serve the politics of the day. As a nation and a people, we need to respond to scientific evidence with effective and smart solutions. The severity of the crisis befalling our planet requires nothing less.”
“Which is why the Senate is currently crafting a proposal to limit carbon pollution and spur investments in clean energy. Comprehensive clean energy and climate policies can create millions of new American jobs and strengthen our national security, all the while reducing the pollution that causes global climate change. Now is the time to make sure we pass strong, comprehensive legislation that involves our entire economy and benefits the whole planet.”
Read her entire post by clicking here.