The Green Flash

With Eve Simmons

Senate Dems pull an all nighter for Climate Change!!!

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So proud of our Senate Action Committee and the 29 Senators who will be on the Senate floor all night to demand action on climate change. 

“Policymakers at all levels need to stop claiming we have until 2050 to address a “catastrophe that is unfolding before our eyes.” They also need to dispense with the illusion that the internationally agreed-upon ceiling of 2 degrees Celsius is safe for humanity. World-renowned climate scientist James Hansen and 17 others recently released a study stating that heating the globe 2 degrees C (we are already 0.8 degrees C above preindustrial levels) is “foolhardy” and would lead to “disastrous consequences” beyond our control. Hansen and his co-authors urge instead that we stay as close as possible to a ceiling of 1 degrees C. It is time for a wartime-like mobilization to cut carbon emissions 80 percent by 2020.

It might interest you to know that two of the senators who will be participating in the talkathon Monday night are Independents. The other 26 are Democrats. This begs the obvious question: Where in the hell are the Republicans?

Survival is not a partisan issue. We need all hands on deck.”

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