Washington, D.C. — This week the Safe Climate Caucus addressed the impacts of climate change in California. The 4-year drought and record low snowpack in the Sierra’s point to a changing way of life in the state.
Most Americans know, in general, about climate change. Even those who dispute it have read or heard about rising tides, melting ice caps and superstorms.
While many members of Congress remain wary of the costs of reducing climate change pollution, they need look no further than the largest state economy in our nation for a perfect example of how to take action.
The United States federal government spends more than $3 million every hour putting out fires and responding to extreme weather events. That figure will continue to grow as the prevalence of natural disasters increases because of climate change.
When I am traveling up and down the Central Coast of California, I'll often take Highway 154 through the Santa Ynez Mountains past beautiful Lake Cachuma, a source of drinking water for 220,000 people in southern Santa Barbara County.
House Safe Climate Caucus Welcomes Congressman DeSaulnier and Congressman Lieu to its membership
Washington, DC. The House Safe Climate Caucus (SCC) today welcomed Congressman Don Beyer (VA-08) as the newest member of the 39- Member SCC team that works to raise awareness of and push for action on climate change.
I am so pleased that Mr. Waxman asked me to take over as the chair of the House’s Safe Climate Caucus, a caucus that he originally started when the House came under Republican control and the new Majority stopped trying to tackle climate change. This caucus aims to speak the truth, even in the face of denial.