Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today made the following remarks regarding "Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States," a comprehensive scientific report on current and pending impacts of global climate change in the United States, released today by the Obama Administration.

Senator Boxer said: "This report underscores what the world's scientists have been telling us for years - that unchecked global warming is already threatening our health, our environment and our economy in every region of our nation. The findings released today add urgency to the growing momentum in Congress for legislation that cuts global warming pollution, creates millions of clean energy jobs and whole new industries, and breaks our dependence on foreign oil."

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