Statement of EDAF Executive Director Fred Krupp

September 7, 2012
Contact: 
Sharyn Stein, 202-572-3396, sstein@edf.org
Keith Gaby, 202-572-3336, kgaby@edaf.org

“It was great to see President Obama stand up for the truth about climate change. Like so many Americans who have been living with the impacts of global warming this summer, I was pleased that the president recognized reality. A strong majority of Americans agrees with the President that ‘climate change is not a hoax,’ as he said in last night's speech, and that ‘more droughts and floods and wildfires are not a joke. They're a threat to our children's future.’
 
“Governor Romney also recognized reality this week. He told the independent web site ScienceDebate.org that he has concluded ‘that the world is getting warmer, that human activity contributes to that warming, and that policymakers should therefore consider the risk of negative consequences.’
 
“This is good news. Recognizing the reality of a problem is the first step toward solving it. There are serious differences between the candidates on this issue and they should be debated and discussed. May the election of 2012 be remembered as the moment when our national leaders recommitted themselves to straight talk and sensible action on climate change.”

 -- Fred Krupp, EDAF Executive Director

Environmental Defense Action Fund (www.edactionfund.org) is at the forefront of educating legislators about developing new solutions that protect the natural world while growing the economy. Through grassroots and direct lobbying, EDAF amplifies Environmental Defense Fund's ability to champion laws that are based on science, economic incentives, and, above all, the protection of our environment.