Last night, I spoke with 10,000 activists around the country who are part of the Alliance for Climate Protection’s Repower America campaign. We had a chance to talk about the prospects for legislation this year and the challenges we have ahead. It has been a summer of unprecedented events: the terrible fires in Russia, the calving of ice off of Greenland several times the size of Manhattan, flooding and extreme downpours in many locations around the world--from my hometown, Nashville, to faraway places like Pakistan. Unprecedented temperatures have brought new all-time record highs to 17 countries during the first 7 months of 2010. Scientists have noted that these events are consistent with what we can expect from a warmer world.
We have so many allies, from state and local governments that have already begun to cut emissions of global warming pollution to companies that are developing the technologies that will solve the climate crisis. Together, we can Repower America.