We Can Solve It

NWF   |   March 31, 2008

The Alliance for Climate Protection launched its We campaign today.

This campaign is designed to engage the American public in demanding real and lasting solutions to the climate crisis. It is an unparalleled effort that comes in the nick of time. Global warming is an unprecedented threat to wildlife and people. An unprecedented threat requires extraordinary action.

Our elected officials simply cannot sit by and do nothing while polar ice caps melt, sea levels rise and the overall stability of the earth’s climate is at risk. It’s critical for the American public to understand what can be done to confront global warming, and what’s at stake if the United States does nothing.

Former Vice President Al Gore is right when he says ‘it’s important to change the light bulbs, but it’s much more important to change the laws.’ We all can be part of the solution, but it’s up to the U.S. Congress to take bold steps today to put us on a path to progress.

By cutting global warming by at least 2-percent per year with cap-and-trade legislation, we can avert the worst consequences of global warming.

In every generation a time comes to take action that protects future generations. Now is our time. We have a moral responsibility to confront global warming and protect our children’s future.

Published: March 31, 2008