Democratic lawmakers declare climate emergency

Category : USA News
Updated On : July 11, 2019 01:41 AM
By Indian Times Daily

Democratic lawmakers, including six presidential candidates, on Tuesday unveiled a Congressional resolution declaring a climate change emergency to spur sweeping reforms to stem a dangerous rise in global temperatures.

The non-binding resolution, introduced by Democratic Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Earl Blumenauer and Senator Bernie Sanders, demands a national, social, industrial and economic mobilization to halt, reverse, mitigate and prepare for the consequences of the climate emergency and to restore the climate for future generations.

It responds to a projection by the United Nations Integovernmental Panel on Climate that the earth could warm 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels in less than 12 years, causing irreversible, catastrophic changes to the planet.

To address the climate crisis, we must tell the truth about the nature of this threat, said Blumenauer.

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