Academy is not alone. A conservative United States Supreme Court said in
2007, “the harms associated with climate change
are serious and well recognized.” Bush Administration and Obama
Administration environmental officials may agree on little else, but they
agreed on one thing: the science is clear. The climate is changing, and
human activities are an important contributor to this change.
Whether or not you agree with the
overwhelming majority of climate scientists in the U.S. and
abroad who say climate change is real and humans are a significant cause,
something else should be clear: we are wasting oil, gas and coal that our
children and grandchildren will need. In the process, we are spewing air
pollution that is causing death and disease from asthma, lung disease and
Americans spend one billion dollars a day to buy foreign oil from countries
including Saudi Arabia and Iraq. To support this addiction to oil, America’s sons
and daughters are fighting, and some are dying, in the Middle East. For
America to create jobs that are sustainable and prosperity that is lasting,
we must kick our addiction to foreign oil and reduce our dependence on
polluting fossil fuels here at home.
● Nebraska Wildlife Federation and National
Wildlife Federation are working together to raise important questions about
the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry tar sands oil from
Canada, through Nebraska, to refineries
in Oklahoma and Texas. Tar sands oil is one of the most carbon-intensive and
environmentally damaging sources of oil, and the pipeline could add to
climate change problems and put at risk Nebraska wetlands and the Ogallala
aquifer. Learn more here.
● The National Wildlife Federation is a
leader in the fight to protect fish, wildlife, and people from
the dangers of climate change. Nebraska Wildlife Federation supports NWF's
efforts to pass comprehensive climate and energy legislation in the US, and
we support strong treaties
internationally, that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions to acceptable
levels and help wildlife and natural systems adapt to climate change.