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Global warming refers to the human-caused increase in the average temperature of the Earth's near-surface air and oceans in recent decades and its projected continuation.
Mike Gravel's PositionEdit
- From Mike Gravel's Official Campaign website Gravel2008.us
Senator Gravel believes that global climate change is a matter of national security and survivability of the planet. As President, he will act swiftly to reduce America's carbon footprint in the world by initiating legislation to tax carbon at the source and cap carbon emissions. He is also committed to leading the fight against global deforestation, which today is second only to the energy sector as a source of greenhouses gases.
However, any legislation will have little impact on the global environment if we do not work together with other global polluters. China, India and under-dveloped nations all work together fighting climate change can only be effective if it is a collective global effort. As President, Senator Gravel will see that the U.S. launches and leads a massive global scientific effort, integrating the world's scientific and engineering community, to end energy dependence on oil and integrate the world's scientific community in this task.
Anti-Global Warming GroupsEdit
- Sierra Club