The effects of climate change are happening now, and all our national parks are suffering. Their lakes and rivers are drying up, glaciers are melting, beaches are eroding, and historic structures and artifacts are crumbling. Wildlife that use our parks as habitat are being forced to seek refuge in new, more developed areas putting tremendous pressure on centuries-old migration patterns.
Congress must protect our national parks against all threats, including climate change by pushing for stronger public lands policies and funding. They must defend our nation’s air, climate and water laws and hold polluters accountable to those laws to reduce pollutants that harm our communities and parks and accelerate the climate crisis.
There is no time to waste. Congress must step up and work across the aisle to protect our health, communities, and parks and all they stand for.