Gene Karpinski, President at the League of Conservation Voters, wrote a new blog on the Huffington Post about how Earth Day is a reminder to move forward on combating climate change.
One of the best ways to celebrate Earth Day is to continue working to combat climate change and protect our planet for future generations. With 2012 being the hottest year on record in the continental United States and climate change fueling deadly and costly floods, droughts, wildfires, and Superstorm Sandy, it's clear that the time to act is now. President Obama has the chance to do just that while building on his environmental legacy.
During his inaugural address and State of the Union speech, President Obama made clear that confronting the climate crisis is one of his administration's top priorities in his second term. While many in Washington have assumed that the House of Representatives, led by climate deniers, will prevent any progress on the issue, the truth is that President Obama can take historic steps to address the climate crisis using his executive authority under the Clean Air Act.
Click here to read Gene’s entire blog post on the Huffington Post.(Photograph was taken by Trodel).