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Climate change: the times they are a changing

As the scientific evidence for climate change mounts and the damage from climate change increases, public opinion in America is changing about climate change. 

There is now growing momentum across party lines that it is time to take action on climate change. New polling from the firm Luntz Global — led by Republican consultant Frank Luntz,— revealed the below take-away points: 

• A Carbon Dividends Plan has majority support across party lines – including 4-1 support overall, 2-1 support from GOP voters and 75 percent support from Republicans under 40. 

• 69 percent of GOP voters are worried that their party’s stance on climate change is hurting them with young voters. 

• Four out of five voters want Congress to put politics aside and reach a bipartisan solution. 

Congressman Rob Woodall, GA-07, and Senator Thom Tillis of North Carolina, have both come out with strong statements about the need to combat climate change in ways that will not hurt the economy. Congressman Woodall has now joined the Bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus. Fortunately, we have a bill in Congress that will do just that. HR 763, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Bill, will decrease greenhouse gases by 90 percent by 2050 as well as add millions of new jobs, put more money into the average American’s pocketbook and not cost our government any money. One thing we can all agree upon is that we want to pass on a better world to our children. It is time to come together, as Americans, and take action to protect our earth for future generations. We have the means, and now we have a plan that can do it in a fiscally responsible way. Purge our Congressman to support this bill. 

Clay County Progress

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