CREDO Action, an arm of the national group Working Assets, is targeting our Congressman Tom McClintock for a “shockingly irresponsible” vote on climate change.
“As The New York Times reported earlier this month, climate change is literally contributing to the destabilization of our food system,” according to the group. “So it’s shocking that 238 members of the House, including McClintock, were more concerned with casting a vote to deny that climate change is affecting our planet than to implement a new, common-sense policy to help prepare for global warming, and plan for ways to prevent disastrous disruptions in our food supply.”
Agriculture experts are feeling “a rising unease about the future of the world’s food supply,” it says, adding: “It only makes sense that the Department of Agriculture would pursue a policy to protect our nation’s ability to grow food.”
The three-page policy broadly states that the “USDA will develop, prioritize, implement and evaluate actions to minimize climate risks and exploit new opportunities that climate change may bring.”
It adds: “Let’s make sure that we send a strong message to Congress that denying the reality of climate change is totally unacceptable.”
It pointed to a petition here.