We must address the threat of climate change
- More than 9 in 10 scientists agree: Climate change is real, world temperatures are rising, and man-made CO2 emissions are to blame.
- Americans agree climate change is real, and outnumber doubters and deniers two-to-one. We need political leadership that listens to what both scientists and their constituents are telling them about climate change.
- I will work tirelessly on #ClimateChange policy focusing on conservation, efficiency & carbon free technology .
“Society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”
— Ancient Greek Proverb
9 of the 10 hottest years in history occurred since our high-school seniors began kindergarten ¹. The world’s science community agrees this pattern of record-setting heat is the result of human-caused climate change, and we must act or future generations will suffer from excessive heat, food shortages, drought, wildfires, and the spread of tropical diseases like malaria and the Zika virus.
Climate change is endangering the future of our children and our country, but simply opposing every fossil-fuels project in the US is a short-sighted approach that doesn’t address the root problem. The real challenge for addressing climate change is our current infrastructure is built around readily available fossil fuels. To solve this problem we need to a whole new infrastructure, from power plants and community energy projects to home heating systems and cars, designed around technologies that do not burn fossil fuels.
The good news is we are already on our way, and addressing climate change is creating new jobs in our state . Our great Pacific Northwest is blessed with abundant hydro, wind, and solar power resources as well as untapped geothermal reserves. Not only are these energy sources renewable and carbon-free, they are also inexpensive and represent a huge opportunity for regional business and job growth.
I will work tirelessly toward the development of a national energy strategy that incorporates conservation and efficiency, the development of green energy technologies like wind and solar, and research and development to create new, carbon-free technologies that create jobs and support our people and economy for generations to come.
Our Congresswoman doesn’t support climate science, won’t address climate change.