New Climate Science Report Warns of Growing Threat and Urgent Need for Action

For Immediate Release

Hartford, CT – The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change officially released its latest report on global warming yesterday. The report makes a compelling case that quick action to cut carbon pollution is urgently needed – and without it, the risk to future generations will only continue to grow. Chris Phelps, Campaign Director with Environment Connecticut issued the following statement in response:
 
“Global warming is happening and the chief cause is the burning of fossil fuels. What this report makes crystal clear is that serious action to cut carbon pollution is needed now to reduce the risk to our children and future generations.”

“When the consequences of inaction are as dramatic as extreme and costly storms like Hurricane Sandy, California’s devastating drought, and the threat of global food shortages, we must act.”

 “We know what we have to do to reduce carbon pollution, and we already have the tools in place. Our recent report, Moving America Forward shows that clean energy policies to expand renewable energy and increase efficiency are already working and reduced carbon pollution in 2012 by the equivalent of taking 34 million cars off the road.”
 
“The Environmental Protection Agency is working on a new plan that could build on this success with nationwide limits on carbon pollution from power plants, America's largest source of carbon pollution.”

“The report from the IPCC makes the urgency to act on climate crystal clear. We call on leaders at all levels of government to support EPA’s crucial action in the fight to protect our economy, public health, and way of life from global warming and climate change.”