Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report Underscores Need to Cut Emissions, Boost Lands Stewardship
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Climate change is fundamentally altering the lands people and wildlife alike rely upon, according to a new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The report’s findings demand that Congress take bold action to reduce carbon emissions, end the Trump Administration’s “energy dominance” strategy, improve management of our public lands, and support farmers and others’ efforts to steward working lands.
“From desertification and megafires to hurricanes and inland flooding devastation, climate change is affecting every community and the lands upon which they depend,” said Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation. “We’re running out of time to address this crisis, including using our lands to naturally capture carbon and improve community resilience, but the degradation of our natural systems is jeopardizing our ability to respond. We need to take better care of our parks, forests, refuges, and working lands by halting deforestation, ending the ‘energy dominance’ approach to oil and gas drilling, and supporting farmer-led conservation — or we will risk losing them and the wildlife they support forever.”
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