Momentum on Global Warming

Senators Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Christopher Dodd are among a growing list of cosponsors of a global warming bill by Senators Bernie Sanders and Barbara Boxer. "There is no question that the American people want strong action," Sanders said. "We can reverse global warming and create millions of good paying jobs in the process."

Senator Boxer, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works added, "Public support for swift action on global warming is gro

Senators Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Christopher Dodd are among a growing list of cosponsors of a global warming bill by Senators Bernie Sanders and Barbara Boxer. "There is no question that the American people want strong action," Sanders said. "We can reverse global warming and create millions of good paying jobs in the process." Senator Boxer, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works added, "Public support for swift action on global warming is growing, and more and more senators are joining the call for strong, mandatory action to control greenhouse gas emissions. The Sanders-Boxer bill is the 'gold standard' because it would set us on a path to the emissions reductions the scientists tell us are necessary to stabilize the planet's climate."In addition to setting bold greenhouse gas emission reduction targets, the Global Warming Pollution Reduction Act would make the United States a leader in energy efficiency and conservation technology, and promote clean, sustainable sources of energy. Senator Patrick Leahy was an original cosponsor of the Sanders-Boxer bill. Others who have signed onto the legislation are Senators Daniel Akaka, Ben Cardin, Russell Feingold, Daniel Inouye, Edward Kennedy, Frank Lautenberg, Robert Menendez, Barbara Mikulski, Jack Reed, and Sheldon Whitehouse.The growing momentum for the most aggressive bill in the U.S. Senate to reverse global warming comes on the heels of a new report by the international climate scientific community that solving the problem is affordable.To make the case for the bill, Sanders speaks at a Sierra Club Foundation annual dinner Wednesday at the Montpelier Room of the Library of Congress, and on Monday he addressed an Apollo Alliance symposium at Cornell University on "Climate Crisis: Building a Global Movement for Clean Energy."Read the latest United Nations report on global warming http://www.ipcc.ch/ Read Sierra Club President Carl Pope's column http://www.sierraclub.org/carlpope/ Read about the Cornell University symposium http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/globallaborinstitute/events/climateChangeConference/index.html