Republican ex-EPA Administrators Make Urgent
Call for Action on Climate
EPA Adminstrators for Presidents Nixon, Reagan, George H.W. Bush and
George W. Bush recently authored a hugely important statement about the
urgent need for action on climate.
The article appeared in the August 2 New York Times with title of “A Republican Case for Climate Action", and it appeared in the August 6 print edition of the StarTribune with title as "We're Free-Market Republicans but Action On Climate Change is Urgent ".
Key things these Republican past EPA Administrators said in their statement are:
* "There is no longer any credible scientific debate about the basic facts."
* "The costs of inaction are undeniable."
* "The only uncertainty about our warming world is how bad the changes will get, and how soon."
* "What is most clear is that there is no time to waste."
The ex-EPA leaders also referred to Congress, saying...
* "A market-based approach, like a carbon tax, would be the best path to reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, but that is unachievable in the current political gridlock in Washington."
* and "Rather than argue against [Obama's] proposals, our leaders in Congress should endorse them and start the overdue debate about what bigger steps are needed and how to achieve them — domestically and internationally."
Please share this statement by the ex-EPA Administrators with your friends and neighbors. And send a copy to your member of Congress, urging him or her to heed the words of the ex-EPA heads. (One great way to share this important statement would be to like and share the item about it at the Citizens Climate Lobby - Twin Cities Facebook page.
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- Dr. James Hansen, head of Goddard Institute for Space Studies, NASA