A Republican Case for Climate Action

A Republican Case for Climate Action was made by 4 GOP former EPA chiefs in an opinion piece in the New York Times recently, reports Joe Romm at Climate Progress. All noted that the debate on climate change is over, endorsed Obama’s climate action plan, and called on Republicans to do more to address it. The EPA chiefs dismiss climate deniers and warn that we are risking our “liveable climate”, noting that “the costs of inaction are undeniable. The lines of scientific evidence grow only stronger and more numerous. And the window of time remaining to act is growing smaller: delay could mean that warming becomes “locked in.””While climate change has become a partisan issue, it should not be; their message “transcends political affiliation: the United States must move now on substantive steps to curb climate change, at home and internationally….We can have both a strong economy and a livable climate. All parties know that we need both. The rest of the discussion is either detail, which we can resolve, or purposeful delay, which we should not tolerate.”

 

Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here: http://signon.org/sign/we-are-the-clean-99?source=c.em.cp&r_by=487176 . This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is in 2 years!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.

 

For more on Climate Change, check out my weekly column at the HuffingtonPost, Climate Change This Week : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/index.php?author=mary-ellen-harte

 

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Source

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/08/02/2405351/republican-epa-chiefs-climate-action/

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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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