Report, Conflict in Ukraine Highlights Urgent Need for Bold Climate Solutions

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the ongoing assault on Ukraine both underscore the need to curb carbon emissions and the world’s related dependence on fossil fuels and states like Russia that use them as cudgels on the international stage. 

“Another year, another report telling us exactly what we already know: The climate crisis is accelerating and the only way to prevent catastrophic damage is to reduce emissions to net-zero through every equitable means possible from technological to natural solutions. Our collective failure to act at scale is not simply destabilizing the climate, it’s also enriching petro-dictatorships who weaponize fossil fuel supplies and use the revenues to fund war and terrorism,” said Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation. “How many wake-up calls do we need before our leaders enact real, substantive solutions to adopt cleaner sources of energy? Our communities, our wildlife, and people of all ages deserve bold action to stave off the worst impacts of climate change.”

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