The Campaign is going well. I have 10 more signers, I have raised some money too-Amazing, this has never happened before. I’ll get the other petitions out soon enough. January the petitions finally come out.
We must act – as individuals, in our communities, as business leaders, and as policymakers.
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address climate change and its impact on our global ecosystems, economies, and communities. The Nature Conservancy is committed to seeing comprehensive action to reduce emissions, foster innovation and propel global progress toward cleaner energy and sustainable land uses.
We’re working at the federal level to empower bold bipartisan policy leadership to reshape the national dialogue around climate and drive practical solutions for a healthier and more prosperous clean energy and sustainable land use economy.
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Global warming is the increase of Earth’s average surface temperature due to greenhouse gases that collect in the atmosphere like a thickening blanket, trapping the sun’s heat and causing the planet to warm up
Greenhouse gases keep heat close to the earth’s surface making it livable for humans and animals. However, global warming is happening largely due to an over-emittance of these gases and fossil fuels (natural oil, gasoline, coal).
With the start of industry in the 1700’s, humans began emitting more fossil fuels from coal, oil, and gas to run our cars, trucks, and factories. By driving a “smarter” car, you will not only save on gas, but help prevent global warming.
There is more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere today than at any point in the last 800,000The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has both the authority and responsibility to reduce pollution from electric power plants under the Clean Air Act, the nation’s bedrock air pollution law adopted in 1970.
Since 1870, global sea levels have risen by about 8 inches.
Global climate change has already had observable effects on the environment. Glaciers have shrunk, ice on rivers and lakes is breaking up earlier, plant and animal ranges have shifted and trees are flowering sooner.
Heat waves caused by global warming present greater risk of heat-related illness and death, most frequently among people who have diabetes who are elderly or are very young.
According to the U.S. Global Change Research Program, the temperature in the U.S. has increased by 2 degrees in the last 50 years and precipitation has increased by 5%.
Global warming puts coral reefs in danger as the ocean warms, scientist fear that coral reefs will not be able to adapt quickly enough to the resulting changing conditions, and bleaching incidents and diseases will increase years.
Though Americans make up just 4 percent of the world’s population, we produce 25 percent of the carbon dioxide pollution from fossil-fuel burning — by far the largest share of any country.
“Climate change is the greatest threat facing the planet,” Sanders said.
He added that “the debate is over.”
“The scientific community is virtually unanimous: climate change is real,” Sanders said. “Climate change is caused by human activity.”
He said he is opposed to a so-called “all of the above” energy strategy, and the nation must transition to use only renewable sources of energy.
“We need to transform our energy system away from fossil fuel and into sustainable energy,” Sanders said.
He said that climate change is not just an environmental issue, but an economic and national security one as well.
“Our task is clear,” Sanders said. “We must dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”
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He called for programs to allow more American families to be able to afford to put solar panels on their houses, and to help low-income people “retrofit” their homes to make them more energy-efficient.
He also called for a carbon tax.
Sanders said he remains “vigorously opposed” to Keystone XL, a proposed oil pipeline that would carry oil from Canada to Nebraska, where it would meet with existing pipelines that would carry it to refineries on the Gulf Coast.
“If you’re concerned about climate change, say no to the Keystone XL pipeline,” Sanders said.
Sanders called himself “perhaps the most progressive member of Congress” on the issue of climate change.