Jonathan Lash's testimony before the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee

Executive Summary

The United States Climate Action Partnership started from the premise, as Mr. Holliday has noted, that we know enough now to know that we need to act on climate change, and that delay will only increase the costs of the action. Since the release of US CAP’s joint “Call to Action” the IPCC has reported its findings based on a review of all of the climate science of the last five years. As an individual who has worked on these issues for several decades, I have to say that report, in its dry scientific language, offers as stark a picture of the scale and immediacy of the environmental challenge we face as I have ever seen.