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Washington, DC—Today, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its latest report detailing the links between human-caused greenhouse gas pollution and unprecedented climate change, Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis.
This report makes it clear that one of the fastest ways to slow climate warming in the near term is by cutting human-caused methane emissions, a potent greenhouse gas. Because oil and gas operations are the largest industrial methane polluter in the United States, it is imperative that the Environmental Protection Agency prioritizes cutting methane emissions from the oil and gas industry 65% by 2025 from 2012 levels to protect our children’s health and their futures.
In response to the IPCC report, Dominique Browning, Co-Founder and Director of Moms Clean Air Force, issued the following statement:
“The news from climate scientists in this careful, thoughtful report is dire. We are not doing enough to cut climate pollution, and we are crossing dangerous thresholds. We must now learn to adapt—to live with—climate catastrophe, but it is not too late to do what it takes to avoid the worst catastrophes. Hope lives in taking action—to protect all we are blessed to have and to hold on this marvelous gorgeous Earth.”