Direct about the fact that the party of environmentalist Teddy Roosevelt has become entrenched in refuting the findings of the larger scientific community, Brainard said, “You have to trust 97 percent of scientists.”
Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE) seemed to have dropped in to a different hearing altogether when he expressed the hope that both sides of the aisle could “come together” to deal with “these serious environmental issues.”
I thought of all the amazing people that have been on my radar over the past twelve months. They are on the front lines of activism to heal the planet.
McCarthy, who doesn’t pull any punches, stated, “Climate change caused by carbon pollution is one of the most significant public threats of our time.”
Both the Indigenous communities in Canada and the residents of Port Arthur have seen elevated incidence of illness.
If anyone had doubts about McCarthy’s stand on climate change, she dispelled that by commenting, “We’re not going to stop looking at the science. Climate change is real.”
After extreme weather incidents like Hurricane Sandy, 40 percent of small businesses do not reopen.
Obama addressed the climate deniers with the simple sentence, “We don’t have time for the meeting of the Flat Earth Society.”
Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) states, “I joined the Safe Climate Caucus because climate change is a threat and we must engage Republicans on the science of this issue.
Offering into the record a statement designed to take the conversation into a different direction, Sen. Bernie Sanders, (I-VT), insisted that the hearing was not really a referendum on Gina McCarthy, but rather—“a debate about global warming.”