A major report on global warming released on June 16 concludes that global warming is real, it is human caused, and we must take action now to address it. This multi-agency science report makes clear the time for debate is long past. Simply put: it is time for ACTION.
The first opportunity comes next week when the House is expected to vote on the American Clean Energy and Security Act (H.R. 2454), sponsored by Representatives Waxman (D-CA) and Markey (D-MA).
America's forests, rivers, oceans, and wild lands, so important to wildlife, are critical to human health as well, providing clean air and water, and capturing and storing global warming pollution. To avoid the worst impacts predicted in this report, safeguarding our natural resources is more important now than ever.
We must convince those still wavering in the House to vote for this bill. You can edit this letter and contact your congressional representative now. Thank you.
We must all work together to reduce heat-trapping pollution now if we are to avoid the worst effects of global warming. Americans have made plain that, despite the severe economic downturn, they want Congress to address global warming by limiting carbon pollution.
Jumpstarting our economy by changing the course of America's energy policy will create and protect jobs and enhance our national security. Investing in our natural resources will protect the health of our communities and ensure wildlife and landscapes remain resilient in a warming world.
The American Clean Energy and Security Act, H.R. 2454, will set America on the course for this new direction. It includes important additional resources dedicated to safeguarding our natural resources from the impacts of global warming. It is vitally important for our nation that the House pass this bill without weakening amendments.
As someone who values our environment, I urge you to vote YES and pass the American Clean Energy and Security Act.