Congresswoman Katherine Clark, a Safe Climate Caucus member, defends geosciences and climate change research funding during the debate of H.R. 1806, America COMPETES Act Reauthorization:
Mr./Madam Speaker, A NEW global record was set last week. And this is not a good record.
The atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide surpassed 400 parts per million for a whole month for the first time in at least 800,000 years.
This is a serious and potent reminder that we have not yet acted on climate change.
"Congressional action through the Investment Tax Credit has also been a driving factor in spurring new solar installations and supporting the long-term viability of the solar industry. Since the tax credit was first implemented in 2006, solar installations have increased by 1,600% and more than 150,000 domestic solar jobs have been created.
Representative Chris Van Hollen introduced a bill this week that, if enacted, would reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase income for most Americans. In this video, he explains how it works.
Former Congressman and Safe Climate Caucus Henry Waxman hands over the chairmanship of the caucus to Congressman Alan Lowenthal