A Big Day for Climate on Capitol Hill
Posted by Jamie Henn - 02/14/13, 12:16pm
There's a new sense of momentum around climate change here in Washington, DC. It started with President Obama’s inauguration, when the President broke the climate silence and called for action to address the crisis, saying a “failure to do so would betray our children and future generations.”
Obama then ratcheted up the rhetoric in this Monday’s State of the Union. “We can choose to believe that Superstorm Sandy, and the most severe drought in decades, and the worst wildfires some states have ever seen were all just a freak coincidence,” said the President. “Or we can choose to believe in the overwhelming judgment of science -- and act before it's too late."