New Climate Science Report Warns of Increased Risk, Need for Action

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Sarah Bucci

Environment Virginia

WASHINGTON, DC – The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change officially released its latest report on global warming yesterday. The report adds to the ever-growing body of evidence that action on to limit carbon pollution is urgently needed – and without it, risk to future generations will only continue to grow. Sarah Bucci, Campaign Director with Environment Virginia issued the following statement in response: 

“We already know that global warming is happening and the chief cause is the burning of fossil fuels. What this report makes crystal clear is that serious action now to limit carbon pollution is needed to reduce the risk to our children and future generations.

“When the risks are as dramatic as intense storms like Hurricane Sandy, or California’s devastating drought, we owe it to future generations to act.

 “We know what we have to do to reduce carbon pollution, and we already have the tools in place. Our new report, Moving America Forward shows that policies to expand clean cars and increase energy efficiency have already reduced Virginia’s carbon pollution in 2012 by the equivalent of taking 354,000 cars off the road.

“The Environmental Protection Agency is working on a new plan that could build on this success with limits on carbon pollution from power plants, the nation’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 communities from global warming.”