Congress lobbied on global climate change
Thursday, May 14, 2009
In an e-mail to central Ohio's Congressional delegation today, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus urged support for climate-change legislation.
The correspondence was in response to an action alert issued by the League of Women Voters of the United States. The following members of Congress were contacted:
- U.S. Senator George V. Voinovich
- U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown
- U.S. Representative Steve Austria, 7th District
- U.S. Representative Mary Jo Kilroy, 15th District
- U.S. Representative Patrick Tiberi, 12th District
The full text of the e-mail follows:
On behalf of the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus and our hundreds of members across central Ohio, I strongly urge you to support climate change legislation that includes the following:
- Enacting a cap on greenhouse gas emissions for the year 2020 that is at least 25 percent below 1990 levels and a cap for the year 2050 that is 80-95 percent below 1990 emissions. The best available science indicates these reductions will be needed to stop the damage from getting worse.
- Assisting poor people in developing countries who are already struggling to deal with climate change by providing funding to help them adapt. With this funding, vulnerable communities can diversify their ways of earning a living, and plan and budget for disasters.
- Assisting developing countries to reduce their own emissions through clean energy technologies.
- Establishing policies to ensure that those who produce greenhouse gases will contribute to help the poor deal with the effects of climate change both here and abroad.
Thank you for your service to Ohio, and for your consideration of this most urgent request.