Earlier this month, Senators Ed Markey (D-MA) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) introduced a resolution in the U.S. Senate to shift America to 100% renewable energy by 2050. The goal of this resolution is to help consumers, support the economy and national security and avoid the worst impacts of climate change.
The average temperature on Earth “has risen by 1.5°F over the past century, and is projected to rise another 0.5 to 8.6°F over the next hundred years,” according to the EPA. This could lead to catastrophic shifts in climate and weather. In fact, we just experienced the hottest summer on record — again! While climate change is no doubt one of the most debated topics today — whether it be among politicians, or private citizens — the bottom line is that climate change is real and is happening now. The time has come for Alabamians who care about environmental health and climate justice to come together and address this urgent challenge head on.
This resolution and purposeful shift to renewable sources of energy for electricity production in the U.S., and moving away from sources that generate harmful greenhouse gases could allow us to avoid some of the worst case scenarios for warming due to climate change.
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If you want to learn more about climate change and renewable energy and what you can do be part of the solution to climate change, visit our Climate and Clean Energy page and take action through this petition letting your U.S. Senator know that you want them to support this resolution to shift America to 100% renewable energy.
Haley joined GASP in 2014 as our programs manager and was named staff attorney in 2016. She has a B.A. from George Washington University, J.D. from Cumberland School of Law and a master’s in public administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.