After the IPCC’s report and it’s urgent warning on the enormous existential threat of climate change, Planet Philadelphia contacted US Senators Robert Casey and Pat Toomey and US Representative Dwight Evans for comments. Both Senator Casey and Congressman Evans kindly responded. Their statements are below. Neither Senator Toomey nor anyone in his office responded.
U.S. Senator Bob Casey:
“The UN report on climate change’s warnings were stark: we must act now to avoid catastrophic global warming. Our nation could begin efforts to address climate change immediately but progress is difficult when the Republican majority in Congress denies these changes to our planet are even happening while they line the pockets of our country’s polluters. We need to take swift action to address the forces plaguing our environment so we can begin to counteract the dangerous effects outlined in this report.”
U. S. Congressman Dwight Evans:
“The latest climate report is alarming and shows the need for more action. One of the most important actions Philadelphians can take is to VOTE on Nov. 6! I always say that the most important title is not ‘congressman’ – it is your title of ‘citizen.’”
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