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The Wilderness Society

Statement of David Moulton, Director of Climate Change Policy

In Response to Remarks Delivered by President-Elect Barack Obama to the Bi-Partisan Governors Global Climate Summit in Los Angeles, California, November 18, 2008

WASHINGTON - "The Wilderness Society welcomes President-elect Obama's unequivocal statement today in support of strong action to reduce global warming. Global warming is a looming crisis that threatens our protected parks and public lands, our water quality and public health, and the viability of coastal communities in the United States and around the world. We have an opportunity to turn this crisis into a long-term economic recovery that creates jobs and protects natural resources. Time is precious. To meet the new president's reduction target of 1990 emissions levels by 2020, we have no choice but to get started immediately. That is the right message and the right way forward for the world. We applaud President-elect Obama's strong leadership on this defining issue." 


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