Climate Change Rallies Are Good News

October 10, 2014

This past September, we witnessed massive worldwide demonstrations demanding action to fight climate change.

In New York City, approximately 300,000 people participated in peaceful marches and rallies. I am encouraged by this show of grassroots support for action on climate change by my fellow Americans. I hope that my colleagues in Congress will listen to these voices and that legislation to combat climate change, which most studies show is supported by a majority of Americans, will have a chance to become law.

Human-caused climate change is scientifically supported by the vast majority of climate scientists. Projections of the impacts of climate change are alarming, and action is urgently needed. That’s why I will work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle for legislation that will help stop the advance of climate change and grow our economy at the same time. I am hopeful that the rise of the climate change grassroots movement will push my fellow legislators to enact laws to protect us, our national security, and our planet.