Our ocean is the most valuable asset we have to combat climate change, and it is under siege. According to a new report from the United Nations, the ocean is becoming warmer and more acidic, threatening its continued ability to mitigate the impacts of climate change. With a healthy ocean, we can have a healthy planet. That’s why even in inland states, we must urge our legislative leaders to advocate for ocean and climate protection.
This December, world leaders are gathering at COP25, the United Nations Climate Change Conference, to take action on the climate crisis. We need the U.S. Congress to step up and join the efforts, and that includes Colorado’s own Senator Cory Gardner, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Science, Oceans, Fisheries, and Weather.
That means working to ensure we have sustainably managed fisheries, strong marine protected areas, reduced plastic pollution, and protection from offshore oil and gas drilling. We are looking to Senator Gardner to demonstrate the leadership we so desperately need on these issues right now.