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Bullet policy, statements · Jul 02, 2021

Scientific Societies Urge Congress to Act Immediately on Climate Change

The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) has joined nearly 50 scientific societies and organizations in calling on Congress to lead with science to understand and address the effects of climate change.

“To reduce the risk of the most severe impacts of climate change, anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions must be substantially reduced,” the groups note. “Additionally, it is imperative we invest heavily in adaptation and mitigation strategies to improve resilience, including substantial infrastructure upgrades. Rapid action is necessary to avoid potentially disastrous consequences for health, biodiversity, food security, water availability, and national security.”

Read the letter.

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