Combating Global Climate Change
Climate and Energy
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, global average temperatures have risen by 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit over the past 100 years. Without a proactive national strategy to reduce emissions from greenhouse gases and contain other man-made drivers of climate change, temperatures will continue to rise.
Some members of Congress deny the challenges presented by climate change and prefer to ignore the overwhelming scientific data available on the issue. Rep. Grijalva continues to believe in the need for comprehensive energy legislation that meets the nation’s energy needs, creates green jobs and decreases greenhouse gas emissions. He understands the importance of investing in clean energy and preventing the potentially catastrophic effects global warming could have on our farms, coasts, and oceans.