Prevent the Worst of Global Warming: Pass a Strong Climate Bill Now
Sponsored by: Union of Concerned Scientists
The U.S. Congress just passed a stimulus package that includes strong provisions promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency – an important down payment on our country’s transition to a cleaner energy future. But the science is clear and urgent: to prevent the worst effects of global warming, Congress must go further, and it must act now.
As Congress turns to critical legislation to set a limit on our global warming pollution and make polluters pay for their emissions, we need your help to tell Congress that effective climate policy must:
* Reduce global warming emissions swiftly and deeply, and ensure a rapid policy adjustment in response to emerging climate science;
* Make emissions cuts affordable and achievable by investing in clean energy, energy efficiency and programs to protect consumers and workers;
* Fund programs that reduce global warming pollution caused by tropical deforestation, which accounts for 20 percent of global emissions; and
* Exclude loopholes that would let polluters delay or avoid emissions reductions.
Comprehensive climate policy can curb global warming while breaking our dependence on oil and putting Americans back to work. Please tell your lawmakers to pass a strong climate bill immediately.