- Date: March 10, 2014
More than two dozen US senators will get together for an all-nighter on March 10. No, they are not studying for mid-terms. It’s more important than that: they are talking about climate change and how it is impacting every one of us on the planet.
Led by Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), 30 senators will make the point that Congress needs to put aside Washington gridlock and get serious about tackling climate change.
They’ll talk about how local communities are already feeling the impacts of climate change, how our planet’s wildlife and ecosystems are being forever changed, and why it’s critical we answer the call of the world’s leading scientists demanding climate action.
They’ll also talk about solutions. Right now major companies are reducing their carbon emissions while improving their bottom line. Local communities are switching to renewable energy sources. And homeowners across America are slashing their contribution to climate change by installing rooftop solar panels. Climate-smart ideas like these are helping transition our nation to a renewable energy future.