Tell Congress to acknowledge that climate change is real and human activity is a significant cause »
The economy-crushing drought in California — harsh, extreme winters in the Northeast — heavy rainfalls and life-threatening floods throughout the South — make no mistake, when we talk about the effects of climate change, it’s not in reference to some date in the distant future. Right now, people across the world are suffering from the impacts of climate change.
Still, in complete disregard for the struggles Americans are facing as a result of climate change, radical members of Congress — including Mitch McConnell, Jim Inhofe, and John Boehner — are doing everything they can to block any real action on confronting the climate crisis. Since they took over Congress, they’ve tried to force the approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline, dismantle the EPA, and slash funding for our top climate science and renewable energy institutions — and many more attacks on our fundamental environmental protections are expected to come.
We at the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) are fighting back against these attacks on our environment every day, but we can’t do it alone. Congress may ignore the urgent need to act on climate change, but they have no choice when it comes to listening to their constituents. Will you speak out today?
There are too many climate change deniers in Congress, supported by the Koch brothers and dirty polluter money, spewing misinformation, and putting our health and environment at risk. They’re even attacking the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, which will set the first-ever standards for carbon pollution from power plants.
Now is not the time to bury our heads in the sand. We can’t afford to waste time with a Congress that denies the overwhelming evidence of climate change and blocks action to protect our air and water for future generations.
Instead of climate change deniers like Senator Inhofe who bring snowballs to the Senate floor, we deserve elected officials who respect scientific consensus and are honest about the evidence that humans are changing our climate.
We have an obligation to our children and future generations to act on climate change. Passing policies that protect our environment is absolutely essential to fighting climate change, but first we need elected officials who acknowledge the truth.
Our voices can be louder than polluters’ dirty money — if we raise them now. Thank you for speaking out today.