President Obama’s Climate Action Plan Deserves Senate’s Support

"While we’re still waiting for the final word on 2013, NOAA reported it to be on pace to be one of the top five hottest years on record. But you don’t need numbers to tell you America is suffering from climate change."

01-16-2014 // Miles Grant

Capitol Dome

The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works is holding a hearing this morning to review President Obama’s climate action plan.

Larry Schweiger, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, said today:

"While we’re still waiting for the final word on 2013, NOAA reported it to be on pace to be one of the top five hottest years on record. But you don’t need numbers to tell you America is suffering from climate change. Just look at the thousands of Alaskan salmon and trout killed in an unprecedented heat wave last summer. Go to Minnesota and New Hampshire, where moose populations are plummeting as winters warm.

"It’s telling how much climate change has altered our weather patterns that every outbreak of what used to be normal winter weather is now considered remarkable. When I was growing up in Pennsylvania, a cold day in winter wasn’t called breaking news – it was called Thursday.

"We need action and we need it now, and Environmental Protection Agency limits on industrial carbon pollution are an important step in the right direction."

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