My prediction is that even the redacted Mueller Report will demonstrate that the last five years were all the hottest on record and that climate change is costing us tens billions of dollars.
— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) April 16, 2019
This week it seemed as if all that Washington could talk about was the Mueller hearings. And don’t get us wrong, we’re not discounting its importance we just wish that the same amount of attention would be given to the biggest threat facing humanity. Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaii sums up our sentiment pretty well. As a nation we can walk and chew gum at the same time, Congress can investigate any alleged wrongdoing by President Trump while also giving climate change the political capital that it deserves. Keep reading to see what the House is planning on doing on climate, for many, it’s not enough.
Why This Matters: According to the UN we have 12 years to take meaningful action on climate change and while it may not garner the same media frenzy as Trump, we have to keep the issue elevated and not waste any time. Speaking of which, tomorrow Sen. Schatz, the Chair of the Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis, will convene a hearing titled “The Right Thing To Do: Conservatives for Climate Action” at 11:30 a.m. ET. The special committee, which is affiliated with the DPCC, will hear from conservatives who are focused on climate action, and learn how they are working to decrease the partisanship surrounding this issue and find a collective path forward. You can live stream here.