Posted on October 29, 2020 by Healthy Oceans Coalition
From coast to coast, our nation has been rocked by disasters this year -- and not just from the pandemic. Too many Americans have experienced firsthand just how vulnerable our health, safety, and economy are to climate change, whether from record-breaking hurricanes or unprecedented wildfires.
We are facing a climate emergency. We must act now, and we need to use every tool at our disposal. One source of solutions has been largely overlooked, even though it covers more than 70% of the planet: our ocean.
The House Natural Resources Committee just took a bold and necessary step toward a climate-resilient future that includes the ocean by introducing the Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act of 2020. The Oceans-Based Climate Solutions Act delivers the vision and blueprint to truly protect the ocean and pivot it into the climate champion we need.
Now we need YOUR help. Every member of Congress should support this effort. We need you to help us raise our voice on behalf of the ocean by asking your member of Congress to champion this bill.