Washington, D.C. -- Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, issued the following statement on the Third National Climate Assessment Report by the U.S. Global Change Research Program, which is mandated under federal law to be presented to Congress every four years.

Senator Boxer said: "The new National Climate Assessment report confirms with the greatest level of detail yet that climate change in the United States is all around us and we are already feeling the impacts. We must act in a comprehensive way to reduce carbon pollution for the sake of public health, our nation's economy, and the well-being of future generations."