Midterm Issues: Part III – Climate Change

The just issued U. N. Report warns that we have only twelve years to keep global warming to a maximum of 1.5C, an extremely difficult challenge, in orderer to avert a catastrophe. Democrats realize urgent changes are needed to cut the risk of extreme heat, drought, floods and poverty. Republicans are denying the truth to everyone’s peril. They are vulnerable on this issue in the upcoming midterm elections. 

Although Democrats are aware of the problem, many don’t realize how dire the situation is. One way to remedy the matter is to hold local environmental forums. The Teaneck Democratic Municipal Committee held such an event last weekend with speakers Senator Loretta Weinberg, Assemblyman Gordon Johnson, Jeff Tittel (Sierra Club), Paula Rogovin (Coaltion to Ban Unsafe Oil Trains), and Harret Shugarmman (Climate MAMA). Environmental leaders are eager to speak at such events. Encourage your neighbors to learn more about the issues and to vote wisely in the midterms.

Below are the candidates’ positions on climate change in the congressional districts we seek to flip. The NJ Sierra Club endorses ALL Democratic candidates.

NJ campaign/Clear Water Action

The message is clear. We must vote as if our life and that of all others are in the balance. As Debra Roberts, a co-chair of the U. N. working group on impacts, states, “It’s a line in the sand and what it says to our species is that this is the moment, and we must act now.”

For information on NJ Climate Change from our Department of Environmental Protection  go here.  For information on climate change from the U. N. go here. For the U. N. Report go here.

For Part I in this Midterm Issues series on SALT go here. For Part II on healthcare go here.

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