Tweet of the Week: Rep. Kathy Castor’s Crash Course for Congress Colleagues
Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL) who chairs the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis has required all of her colleagues on the committee to read the National Climate Assessment but it’s unclear if all the members have done their homework. We loved that Rep. Castor got Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, a leading climate scientist from Texas Tech, to make this Cliff’s Notes version for all the slackers.
Why This Matters: We say this all the time but, while we can disagree on the mechanisms to solve the climate crisis, we must all acknowledge the scientific facts surrounding it. For members of Congress especially, understanding the full threat that climate change poses to human existence is necessary for being an effective legislator. Shaming rarely works but Rep. Castor’s cheeky and not-so-subtle reminder for members to come prepared to her hearings was endearing and a total #bossmove.