Today, the Senate Special Committee on the Climate Crisis released their report entitled "The Case for Climate Action.” In response, WWF issued the following statement from Elan Strait, director of US climate campaigns:
“The United States is battling crisis on top of crisis, and the states, cities, tribes, businesses, and universities that said We Are Still In, who lead the fight against climate change, are simply overmatched. It is well past time for the federal government to take the helm and rejoin the fight.
“The costs associated with not acting are enormous – from stunted economic growth and lost jobs, to dirtier air and irreversible impacts on nature.
"The Senate Special Committee Report provides a roadmap for the federal government to build on the grassroots progress we’ve seen over the last four years while also putting Americans back to work and addressing the racial inequities and health disparities associated with our carbon pollution.”