To: President Donald Trump, The United States House of Representatives, and The United States Senate

We need a plan to address climate change

We need a plan to address Climate Change. Please make this a priority this year. We can not afford to wait.

Why is this important?

“Last year was the hottest on record for the contiguous United States, shattering the previous mark set in 1998 by a wide margin, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Tuesday. The average temperature was 55.3 degrees, 1 degree above the previous record and 3.2 degrees more than the 20th-century average. Temperatures were above normal in every month between June 2011 and September 2012, a 16-month stretch that hasn’t occurred since the government began keeping such records in 1895.” (Washington Post, January 8, 2013)

That staggering news is being ignored by the media and our elected leaders. Climate Change wasn’t addressed in last year’s elections, and there is no serious legislation moving through Congress to address it. Climate Change is probably the most important issue we face right now, even more important than the federal budget, gun violence and other serious issues. If we don’t address climate change, then none of these other issues will matter.

Our elected officials—Democrats and Republicans—are ignoring the reality of Climate Change. The media don’t report on it. So it’s up to us to demand a serious plan to address Climate Change.

Send President Obama and Congress this simple message.