April 12, 2019
The threat of climate change and its effects are undeniable and scientists warn that to avoid catastrophic consequences, we must reduce our emissions and become carbon neutral by mid-century. The new Congress has a new opportunity to make a difference, and we don’t have to start from zero.
I unveiled The Climate Playbook– a compendium of bills Congress can act on now to take immediate steps to reduce greenhouse gases to slow and reverse the effects of climate change. It proposes specific legislation to reduce emissions, invest in adaptation and resiliency, and improve renewable energy efficiency and standards.
Read it here.
The Playbook invites input on how to improve these bills, which are mostly bipartisan and therefore, can feasibly become law, and also ideas for new bills that can be added. We’re long past the debate of whether climate change is real. It’s time to work together to act on climate now.