The Science is Clear: There is Still Time to Stop the Climate Crisis, but Congress Must Act Now

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the world’s leading scientific body on climate change, released a report today that underscores every other warning from scientists: the climate crisis is real, the window of opportunity to avoid the worst impacts is slim and we must act now. The UN Secretary-General described the report as a “code red for humanity”. 

In response, Lori Lodes, Executive Director of Climate Power, released the following statement:

“Scientists are once again issuing dire warnings about the devastating impacts of climate change, but one thing is clear: there’s still a chance if we act now. Congress can’t kick the can down the road any longer, they must prepare for what’s in front of us, stop the worst of climate change and build a stronger, clean energy economy. If lawmakers put aside differences to act, it means jobs, sustainable neighborhoods, healthier communities, cheaper energy costs, and ultimately, if done right, a more just and equitable world. But Congress must act now. Not in two months, not next year or next decade. Now.