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LCV Statement on Latest IPCC Report

Mar 20, 2023

Washington, D.C. — In response to the IPCC’s release of its Sixth Assessment Report today, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from President Gene Karpinski:

“Today’s dire IPCC report makes clear that the world will fail to limit warming to 1.5°C if we extend our reliance on fossil fuels. In order to avert climate catastrophe and meet President Biden’s science-based climate goal of cutting pollution in half by 2030, we need the Biden-Harris administration to quickly set the strongest possible climate and public health safeguards across federal agencies and to ensure swift, equitable implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act, the new affordable clean energy plan. Additionally, states like Minnesota and New Jersey are already leading by example in 2023 with new 100% clean energy laws or commitments that more governors and legislatures across the country should embrace. The latest IPCC report also underscores just how utterly out of step the House Republicans’ Polluters Over People Act is with science and how far it would take us in the wrong direction.”

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