Scientific consensus indicates that global warming will have an increasing impact on our society and will contribute to droughts, floods, more extreme weather, and the erosion of our coastlines. In fact, NASA scientist James Hansen, one of the country’s leading climate researchers, has said that "we have a very brief window of opportunity to deal with climate change ... no longer than a decade, at the most.”
In the 112th Congress, I intend to make addressing global climate change a high priority. I am pursuing legislation that preserves our planet by exploring specific regional, environmental, and economic sector vulnerabilities to global warming.
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Whether by addressing mountaintop removal mining and global warming; safeguarding our parks and wilderness areas; or improving the Clean Water Act, conservation programs, and other critical initiatives, I am committed to doing all that I can throughout the 112th Congress to protect our environment.