Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)
- Location: CT 06141
- Marching Since: October 27, 2005
Global warming is a grievous and growing threat. Carbon dioxide accumulating in the atmosphere aggravates asthma and heat-related illnesses, erodes shorelines, floods and other natural disasters, endangers forests and other precious resources. Scientific proof of global warming is overwhelming, but the federal government and Congress refuse to act.
Federal failure to address this critical issue prompted Connecticut to take the lead, joined by seven other states and New York City, in filing a landmark lawsuit last year demanding steep reductions in CO2 pollution from the nation’s five biggest emitters. We seek no money, only emission cuts. An ever-expanding consensus of scientists, business leaders, and public policy makers view global warming as a grave threat requiring immediate and decisive action.
We must unite to confront this real and present danger and avoid catastrophic damage to our plant.