WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (LCVEF) President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement in response to the third International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report released this morning:
“Today the world’s best climate scientists sent a clear message in this report: we must take action now to curb global warming.
Fortunately, America has so much to gain by addressing this challenge. Investments in global warming solutions are investments in our future. Through transitioning from the dirty energy policies of the past to clean, renewable energy, we can help make our nation energy independent, jump-start our economy and create good jobs.
That is why in poll after poll, the American people have said that reversing global warming pollution should be a national priority.
In order to reclaim a hopeful and secure future, we need our next president to have a plan to address this challenge. We look forward to seeing all of the 2008 presidential candidates’ plans to address global warming – so that the public can learn how they would confront this critical issue.”
The League of Conservation Voters Education Fund has launched a major project, "The Heat Is On,” to make global warming a priority issue for 2008 presidential candidates and, consequently, the next leader of our country. To learn more about the project, go to: www.heatison.org
The nonprofit League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (LCVEF) is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization
whose mission is to strengthen the capacity of the environmental movement, mobilize citizens as informed
voters and advocate for sound environmental policies.