Voces Verdes is committed to putting in place green infrastructure, moving away from fossil fuels and embracing fuel efficiency, all of which we believe can all help to control climate change while creating opportunity.
“It is clear from extensive scientific evidence that the dominant cause of the rapid change in climate of the past half century is human-induced…”
American Meteorological Society 2012 Revised Climate Change Statement (Sept. 2012)
Strong evidence shows that climate change is real. The first eight months of 2012 were the hottest on record since record-keeping began in 1895. June, July and August produced the third-hottest summer ever recorded and the Arctic ice melt has reached the lowest point in history.
The summer of 2012 saw close to two-thirds of the nation experiencing moderate to severe drought conditions with 80 percent of our agricultural land affected by drought, all of which means higher food prices at a time when many Americans are struggling.
Increasing numbers of wildfires, and more severe storms, hurricanes and tornadoes, all serve to complete the mix of extreme weather and Americans are taking note.
“A large and growing majority of Americans,” at 74 percent, say “global warming is affecting weather in the United States”, according to an October report by George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication study.
These facts, however, should not be taken as an indictment but as a call to action to change our behavior to prevent further harm while moving our country towards a clean energy future.
Putting in place green infrastructure, moving away from fossil fuels and embracing fuel efficiency, can all help to control climate change while creating opportunity. Voces Verdes leaders are committed to making this happen.