May 4, 2007

Remarks of Sen. Barbara Boxer on Today’s IPCC Report on Responding to Global Warming

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, made the following remarks today regarding today’s report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Today’s report, the third from the IPCC this year, addresses strategies for fighting global warming, and is titled “Mitigation of Climate Change.”

Senator Boxer said: “Today’s report by the world’s leading scientists and economists makes it clear that investing now to stabilize the world’s climate will pay tremendous dividends in the future. The report reminds us that there is a high price to pay unless we take action on global warming now. The IPCC also confirms that we have the tools we need to engage seriously in the fight against global warming without delay. Our committee has taken a first step, passing a bill to make public buildings models of energy efficiency, one of the simplest ways to cut greenhouse gas emissions.”