The global mission to confront climate change has never been more urgent. Last year was the hottest year on record for the planet Earth, and an unprecedented concentration of carbon dioxide is now in our atmosphere, surpassing 400 parts per million for the first time in at least 800,000 years.
September is National Preparedness Month, and as we mark this month we must remember our most vulnerable communities and the lessons learned from previous disasters. Doing so will enable us to better prepare these communities and strengthen our responses to future disasters.
On Thursday, Pope Francis addressed a joint session of Congress, and on the minds of many were his inspirational words and environmental call to action from his most recent encyclical, Laudato Si. I was inspired by his message of working toward justice for the less fortunate by sharing in the care of the earth, which we all call home.
What do Pope Francis, the United States military and former Secretary of State George Shultz have in common? They all believe climate change is real, mostly caused by humans and responsible for the unprecedented destruction of our planet’s precious ecosystems. When leaders and institutions not normally associated with environmental causes come together to tackle climate change, the tipping po
It is time to talk honestly about science.
Americans are busy working, taking care of their kids and loved ones and trying to save for the future. It is understandable that many do not have time to read academic journals and detailed scientific reports.
Congressman Lowenthal Statement On New NOAA Study Showing No ‘Hiatus’ in Global Warming Over Past 15 Years