A failure to take action could threaten everything from our food supply to our national security, stated retired U.S. Naval Rear Admiral Jonathan White, who is now CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership.
Man-made climate change is “not a matter of opinion, but of careful evaluation of data from a vast spectrum of scientific disciplines,” added Anne Yoder, president of the Society of Systematic Biologists, in a statement.
“What remains unclear is the degree to which climate change will cause environmental, social, and economic havoc,” Yoder said. “Estimates range from severe to catastrophic. We owe it to our children and to our children’s children to take bold action now so that our descendants do not pay the price for our generation’s greed.”