With the impact of global warming in the Midwest growing more and more serious a resident from Oberlin is traveling to Washington, D.C., next week to make the case to Congress that it’s time to enact a nationwide, market-based solution.
John Sabin of the Oberlin chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby will join some 1,000 constituents from across the nation who will fan out over Capitol Hill and meet with nearly every congressional office to press for carbon-pricing legislation that returns the revenue to households.
Before heading to Capitol Hill, these “citizen lobbyists” will gather in Washington for the 8th Annual Citizens’ Climate International Conference and Lobby Day, which will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel from June 11-13.
“As we’ve seen with 50- and 60-degree temperatures throughout the month of February this year, the question is not whether climate change is happening, but rather how bad it is going to get,” said Sabin. “Unless we pass effective legislation to reduce heat-trapping emissions, this problem will eventually outpace our ability to cope with it.”