Senator Sheldon Whitehouse takes to the senate floor almost every week, when the Senate is in session, to tell Congress to wake up and take action on the issue of climate change. His home state newspaper, The Providence Journal, recently highlighted his climate change speeches in an article titled, Week after week, Sen. Whitehouse sounds the alarm on climate change. In it, Senator Whitehouse said, “When it comes to this particular threat…Congress is asleep and it’s time for us to wake up.”
The Senator decried those in politics who are trying to prevent even the mention of climate change and urged his colleagues to take action, saying,
“...it is time for us to wake up to the stark reality of the climate changes that carbon pollution is causing. Elected officials bear a responsibility to every once in a while escape the grip of the polluting special interest and to act in the interest of regular Americans. We need to wake up and start talking about the negative consequences, the harms of climate change. We need to wake up and mitigate--take steps to protect ourselves--and adapt to the consequences that are already hitting our coasts and forests, our cities and our farms, our economy and our way of life.”
Click here to listen to his full speech.
Senator Whitehouse stands on the Senate floor week after week because he understands that we need to take action on climate change. Stand up for him and thank him for pressing for action.