Climate change is a crisis that touches everyone in our society. It threatens to destroy everything we hold dear as we face rising seas, destructive hurricanes, and uncontrollable wildfires.
Above all, it exacerbates systemic economic and racial inequality and simultaneously threatens public health, national security, the safety and well-being of communities, and the strength of the economy.
The cost of climate inaction far outpaces the cost of taking action now. As the United States looks to its leaders to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, we must demand they use their positions of authority to foster long-term investments that invest in a 100 percent clean future as we build a more just and equitable economy.