Give 'Em Hell Harry August 17, 2012 : 12:24 PM

At an energy conference in Las Vegas, Senator Harry Reid warned about the stark reality of the climate crisis:

“A large majority of people finally believe climate change is real, and that it is the cause of extreme weather. Yet despite having overwhelming evidence and public opinion on our side, deniers still exist, fueled and funded by dirty energy profits.”

“These people aren’t just on the other side of this debate. They’re on the other side of reality.”

“It’s time for us all – whether we’re leaders in Washington, members of the media, scientists, academics, environmentalists or utility industry executives – to stop acting like those who ignore the crisis or deny it exists entirely have a valid point of view. They don’t.”

“Virtually every respected, independent scientist in the world agrees the problem is real, and the time to act is now. Not tomorrow. Not a week from now. Not next month or next year. We must act today.”

Source: Climate Progress