Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, issued the following statement on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report on the latest climate science, which was released today.
Senator Boxer said: "The world's leading scientists are telling us with 95 percent certainty that climate disruption is real and human activities are the primary cause. We have seen the dangerous impacts of climate change all around us - from record high temperatures in the U.S., to severe wildfires in California and other western states, to flooding of biblical proportions, to shrinking Arctic sea ice and rising sea levels. This landmark report underscores the importance of the Obama Administration's efforts to curb carbon pollution, and I will do everything in my power to support the Administration in their efforts to address the dangerous impacts of climate disruption."
More than 2,000 scientists worked on the IPCC report released today, which was reviewed by scores of governments, industry and environmental groups.