The Climate Crisis

“Democrats believe that climate change poses a real and urgent threat to our economy, our national security, and our children’s health and futures, and that Americans deserve the jobs and security that come from becoming the clean energy superpower of the 21st century.” – Democratic Party platform

Also from the Democratic Party platform:

“We will not only meet the goals we set in Paris, we will seek to exceed them and push other countries to do the same by slashing carbon pollution and rapidly driving down emissions of greenhouse gases like hydrofluorocarbons.”

“We cannot leave our children a planet that has been profoundly damaged.”

“We are committed to a national mobilization, and to leading a global effort to mobilize nations to address this threat (climate change) on a scale not seen since World War II.”

“We believe America must be running entirely on clean energy by mid-century.”

The “Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act” (H.R. 3671) has been introduced by Representative Tulsi Gabbard (Hawaii).  As of February 11, 2018, this bill had 26 cosponsors.

The “100 by ’50 Act” (S. 987) has been introduced by Senator Jeff Merkley (Oregon).  As of February 11, 2018, this bill had 4 cosponsors.