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senate Bill S. Con. Res. 22

Should Congress Declare Climate Change an ‘Existential Emergency’ Similar to WWII?

Argument in favor

Climate change is already threatening both domestic and international communities. Left unchecked, it’ll eventually threaten the survival of our species. Declaring this challenge an emergency is needed to properly frame the challenge and spur ambitious legislation to tackle it. Although it doesn’t prescribe specific policies, this resolution captures this issue’s urgency.

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08/27/2019
This is the Reality...not reality television. The POTUS is uneducable. This too is a reality. Don’t you agree? Congress do your job.
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jimK's Opinion
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08/27/2019
We are currently beginning to feel the impact of climate change. Quantitative measures of shifting precipitation patterns and weather are matching climate scientists predictions. New studies in Greenland are showing that the rate of climate change has been under estimated. When for example, the Greenland ice pack melts ocean levels will have risen by 23 feet. Shifting precipitation patterns will threaten water supplies for literally millions of people. (For those who did not realize, our administrations withdrawal from the climate accord and the threat to India’s potable water supply was the the reason why India ‘ceremonially’ levied tariffs against us). The factors driving climate change are essentially a run-away global chemical reaction. Increased CO2 and methane causes greenhouse warming. We have reached the threshold levels required to initiate the self-sustaining chemistry which accelerates the rate of climate change.That warming increases ocean temperatures which disrupts prior stable currents. The disrupted currents and warmer ocean changes weather patterns and increases the release of methane from the huge amounts of methane sequestered in the oceans. The increased methane (which is much more dangerous than CO2) accelerates the process. The longer term effects to humanity are well, catastrophic. If only a fraction of the predicted 20 year impacts were to be realized, the humanitarian costs will be too high for us or the world to ignore. We need to take action now. We have to begin addressing the issues and come up with solutions. Time is running out and we have to do this right the first time. Addressing Climate Change is much more important than politics, and all the bull crap rhetoric associated with politics. For those climate change deniers- I would love to see any consensus view of credentialed scientists that support your view. I hope you can find this. Opinions of uncle bob who done saw a bad storm back in ‘86 are not enough. To those who say #fakenews- I would love to hear what aspects of any of this is fake and what facts you have to support your conclusions. For those who say it’s too late, I guess you’ll just have to blindly kiss your ass goodbye. To those who say it’s not man-made. So what? Who cares about fault? We need to be concerned about potential consequences and meaningful solutions. To those who think the potential threats are overstated, “are you feeling lucky?”- if the impact would even be 20% of that predicted, the monetary and human costs are still way too high to not take action now. Would you not jump out of the way of a truck speeding toward you? From my view, that is what this is all about- meaningful survival of myself and family without being needlessly crippled because I was too blinded by my optimistic beliefs to even attempt to jump out of the way.
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08/27/2019
Yes but we are already losing this war. Continuing on this path of sticking your head in the sand will result in not only losing the war but losing human life on this planet.
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Climate change emergency declarations haven’t done much in other countries, such as Canada, where declaring climate change to be an emergency didn’t stop Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from approving a new oil pipeline the day after the declaration. Congress should focus on advancing the diversity and security of America’s energy supply instead of toothless climate resolutions.

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08/27/2019
👎🏻👎🏻 HECK NO..... NO WAY IN A YEAR OF SUNDAY‘s 👎🏻👎🏻 Climate change emergency declarations haven’t done much in other countries, such as Canada, where declaring climate change to be an emergency didn’t stop Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from approving a new oil pipeline the day after the declaration. Congress should focus on advancing the diversity and security of America’s energy supply instead of toothless climate resolutions. SneakyPete.......... 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻. 8.27.19..........
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James's Opinion
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08/27/2019
Climate change per the liberal definition does not exist. It is a way to tax and regulate and ultimately affect free enterprise for a made up issue.
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Bill's Opinion
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08/27/2019
Should Congress declare an emergency based on a complete fraud? Kinda like all the other crisis frauds like war on drugs, terror, poverty, war on gun violence? There’s a pretty obvious pattern here.
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      senate Committees
      Committee on Environment and Public Works
    IntroducedJuly 17th, 2019
    This is the Reality...not reality television. The POTUS is uneducable. This too is a reality. Don’t you agree? Congress do your job.
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    👎🏻👎🏻 HECK NO..... NO WAY IN A YEAR OF SUNDAY‘s 👎🏻👎🏻 Climate change emergency declarations haven’t done much in other countries, such as Canada, where declaring climate change to be an emergency didn’t stop Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from approving a new oil pipeline the day after the declaration. Congress should focus on advancing the diversity and security of America’s energy supply instead of toothless climate resolutions. SneakyPete.......... 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻. 8.27.19..........
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    We are currently beginning to feel the impact of climate change. Quantitative measures of shifting precipitation patterns and weather are matching climate scientists predictions. New studies in Greenland are showing that the rate of climate change has been under estimated. When for example, the Greenland ice pack melts ocean levels will have risen by 23 feet. Shifting precipitation patterns will threaten water supplies for literally millions of people. (For those who did not realize, our administrations withdrawal from the climate accord and the threat to India’s potable water supply was the the reason why India ‘ceremonially’ levied tariffs against us). The factors driving climate change are essentially a run-away global chemical reaction. Increased CO2 and methane causes greenhouse warming. We have reached the threshold levels required to initiate the self-sustaining chemistry which accelerates the rate of climate change.That warming increases ocean temperatures which disrupts prior stable currents. The disrupted currents and warmer ocean changes weather patterns and increases the release of methane from the huge amounts of methane sequestered in the oceans. The increased methane (which is much more dangerous than CO2) accelerates the process. The longer term effects to humanity are well, catastrophic. If only a fraction of the predicted 20 year impacts were to be realized, the humanitarian costs will be too high for us or the world to ignore. We need to take action now. We have to begin addressing the issues and come up with solutions. Time is running out and we have to do this right the first time. Addressing Climate Change is much more important than politics, and all the bull crap rhetoric associated with politics. For those climate change deniers- I would love to see any consensus view of credentialed scientists that support your view. I hope you can find this. Opinions of uncle bob who done saw a bad storm back in ‘86 are not enough. To those who say #fakenews- I would love to hear what aspects of any of this is fake and what facts you have to support your conclusions. For those who say it’s too late, I guess you’ll just have to blindly kiss your ass goodbye. To those who say it’s not man-made. So what? Who cares about fault? We need to be concerned about potential consequences and meaningful solutions. To those who think the potential threats are overstated, “are you feeling lucky?”- if the impact would even be 20% of that predicted, the monetary and human costs are still way too high to not take action now. Would you not jump out of the way of a truck speeding toward you? From my view, that is what this is all about- meaningful survival of myself and family without being needlessly crippled because I was too blinded by my optimistic beliefs to even attempt to jump out of the way.
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    Yes but we are already losing this war. Continuing on this path of sticking your head in the sand will result in not only losing the war but losing human life on this planet.
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    It is the biggest emergency this planet is experiencing in the last million years!
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    I’m not a fan of non-binding resolutions that don’t necessarily lead to any action on the issues that they’re addressing, but climate change is a 100% existential threat to human civilization and it needs to be taken much more seriously because it has the potential to destroy all the aspects of our lives that we take for granted. We’ll see food shortages, more devastating storms and massive flooding, and forced migration due to lands that have become no longer inhabitable just to name a few. Should we sail full steam ahead towards this future or should we do something about it?
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    YES, now that the Amazon burns!, we are headed down a path of an extreme emergency. EVERYTHING must be pushed FORWARD!!!! HUMANS are the “cancer” of the earth....Look at that “nut job” in Brazil, with his child like tantrums. He’s not even interested in saving the Amazon.
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    The world is burning. If only we had men and women with grit, power, and integrity on this!!!
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    Climate change per the liberal definition does not exist. It is a way to tax and regulate and ultimately affect free enterprise for a made up issue.
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    To millennials and GenZs this reads as “should water be classified as a liquid?”
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    BOUT TIME!! DO SOMETHING!!!!
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    Should Congress declare an emergency based on a complete fraud? Kinda like all the other crisis frauds like war on drugs, terror, poverty, war on gun violence? There’s a pretty obvious pattern here.
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    The New Green Deal is our best chance to address this existential crisis that threatens all human life, while creating millions of jobs and strengthening our economy for the future. Only politicians who take donations/bribes from Big Polluters oppose this common sense bill. Pass it now!
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    Congress should be guiding all the processes and Trump has overstepped his authority and taken Congress out of the picture. I want McConnell censured for his role in destroying our democratic process. The people need a voice in this and Trump and McConnell need to be gagged so we can get back to normal legislative processes.
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    This is the biggest existential threat to ever face humanity. Every day we waste putting off aggressive changes is critical. WE ARE OUT OF TIME.
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    Not only no but hell no
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    The climate crisis is an existential threat to the entire human race. DO SOMETHING!!! We need a carbon tax. We need to end fossil fuel subsidies.
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    Climate change is a real problem, but this President doesn’t think it exists and will veto any bill. This is a lose lose situation, but we at least need to try.
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    ABSOLUTELY AND NOW!
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    The climate crisis is the most important issue facing our world today
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