For Immediate Release
Mark Morgenstein, Director of Media Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org
'Climate Week' Panel: The Fierce Urgency of Fire, Explained
Environmental experts tackled how wildfires, hurricanes and other extreme weather events underscore the case for climate action and renewable power.
WASHINGTON - As 78 wildfires burned across nearly every state in the Mountain and Pacific Time Zones and Tropical Storm Beta churned up the Texas coast, experts from Environment America hosted a web panel Tuesday to discuss the phenomenon behind this severe weather—climate change—and what we can do about it.
“We can either continue powering our lives by burning fossil fuels, destroying wild places, polluting our air, polluting our water, harming our health and fundamentally destabilizing our climate, not just for today but for future generations. Or we can take a different path,” said panelist Johanna Neumann, Environment America’s senior director for 100% renewable energy.
Neumann closed the event by pointing out that taking steps to limit the danger of climate change needs to be an ongoing process -- it can’t just be a one-time thing.
“Let’s make bold steps on solar, win that progress, and then do it again. Let’s take bold steps on wind, secure that progress and then do it again. Let’s take action and then take action again,” she said.
You can see the full webinar here.
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