Sunday, 31 May, 2020, 4:26 PM
latest Gazette issued raising 60% bus fare       Record 40 die in Bangladesh in one day       Results of SSC, equivalent exams published; Pass rate 82.87%       
Home Front Page

US Democrats declare climate emergency

Published : Thursday, 11 July, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 726

WASHINGTON, July 10: Democratic lawmakers, including six presidential candidates, on Tuesday unveiled a Congressional resolution declaring a climate change emergency to spur "sweeping reforms" to stem a dangerous rise in global temperatures.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks during House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on contempt votes on whether to find Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress for withholding Census documents on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 12, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
The non-binding resolution, introduced by Democratic Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Earl
    Blumenauer and Senator Bernie Sanders, "demands a national, social, industrial and economic mobilization" to "halt, reverse, mitigate and prepare for the consequences of the climate emergency and to restore the climate for future generations."
It responds to a projection by the United Nations Integovernmental Panel on Climate that the earth could warm 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels in less than 12 years, causing "irreversible, catastrophic changes" to the planet.
"To address the climate crisis, we must tell the truth about the nature of this threat," said Blumenauer.
"This is a political crisis of inaction. "It is going to take political will, political courage to treat this as an issue with the urgency needs," Ocasio-Cortez told reporters on Tuesday.
Sanders, as well as Senators Cory Booker, Kirsten Gilibrand, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren also back the emergency declaration.
A day earlier, President Donald Trump made a speech touting his administration's environmental record.      -REUTERS

« PreviousNext »

Latest News
Most Read News
Editor : Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury
Published by the Editor on behalf of the Observer Ltd. from Globe Printers, 24/A, New Eskaton Road, Ramna, Dhaka.
Editorial, News and Commercial Offices : Aziz Bhaban (2nd floor), 93, Motijheel C/A, Dhaka-1000. Phone :9586651-58. Online: 9513959, 01552319639, Advertisement: 9513663
E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected],   [ABOUT US]     [CONTACT US]   [AD RATE]   Developed & Maintenance by i2soft