A new television ad begins airing today in Sacramento and Los Angeles urging viewers to call their local legislators to support global warming legislation, including AB 32 (Nuñez and Pavley), which would cap the state's greenhouse gas emissions. Environmental Defense and the Natural Resources Defense Council released this ad showing time running out to address the global warming problem.
Sacramento and Los Angeles – Environmental Defense and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) began airing ads in English and Spanish in Sacramento and Los Angeles urging viewers to call their lawmakers as the debate in Sacramento heats up over global warming legislation during the last two weeks of the state legislative session. The spots describe global warming risks to California, and feature an hour glass to illustrate that time is running out for lawmakers to address the problem.
"California has too much to lose to let this opportunity to tackle global warming pass, and too much to gain by using clean energy to cut emissions," said Ann Notthoff, California advocacy director for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). "AB 32 and SB 1368 will limit global warming pollutants in California and from energy that we buy outside the state, but time is running out with only two weeks before the legislative session ends."
Global warming threatens California with reduced water storage in the Sierra snow pack, an increased risk of wildfires, growing threats to public health from air pollution and heat stroke, erosion along our famous coastline, and diminishing returns from our vineyards, livestock and agricultural industries. Time is running out to minimize these increasingly visible threats. The ads echo this sense of urgency.
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