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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

Pocan Statement on 2014 National Climate Assessment

May 6, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), a member of the Safe Climate Caucus, today issued the following statement on the U.S. National Climate Assessment:

“The findings in the National Climate Assessment add to the body of unequivocal evidence that climate change poses a major threat to our society and economy.  The report underscores the urgent need to take immediate action to begin reversing the threats from climate change.  Now, more than ever, we must renew our commitment to being good stewards of our environment, of the air that we breathe and of the water that we drink.”

The National Climate Assessment:

  • Informs the Nation about observed changes, the current status of the climate, and anticipated trends for the future;
  • Integrates scientific information from multiple sources and sectors to highlight key findings and significant gaps in knowledge;
  • Establishes consistent methods for evaluating climate impacts in the United States in the context of broader global change; and
  • Is used by the U.S. Government, citizens, communities, and businesses as they create more sustainable and environmentally sound plans for the future.