Press Release: Hurricane Season and Climate Emergency

Contact: Malik Russell, Director of Communications    / 

As Hurricane Season Begins, Group Continues to Press for National Climate Emergency Declaration.
Slight Rises in Global Warming Mean More Powerful and Devastating Storms.

BROOKLYN, NY (June 4, 2019)—According to one Climate Emergency group, the rising ocean and atmospheric temperatures contributing to hundreds of tornados and flooding which overwhelmed the Midwest last month, could make this another disastrous hurricane season, continuing a rising trend of billion-dollar weather and climate disasters, according to NOAA.

“No one wants to talk about it, but we’re facing a climate emergency,” said Margaret Klein Salamon, founder and Executive Director of The Climate Mobilization, a group pushing elected officials toward a radical shift away from our fossil fuel economy to one based on rapid reduction of carbon emissions.

“This hurricane season could mirror or exceed impacts we’ve seen happen in Midwestern states last month.  And it’s going to get much worse unless we begin to mobilize our entire nation quickly to address the increasingly devastating issue of carbon pollution contributing to a global weather crisis we cannot recover from,” said Klein Salamon.

Currently, nearly 600 cities or local governments have declared Climate Emergency. The Climate Mobilization continues to call attention for this to happen on a national level. They believe the United States needs a massive reworking of our economy and resources similar to mobilization the nation experienced during World War II or what Europe experienced under the Marshall Plan.

“We owe it to our citizens and the next generation to do everything we can to prevent our Earth from turning on us in ways we can’t recover from, but there’s not a lot of time. We’ve got to take what’s happening with our weather seriously and act now,” added Klein Salamon.



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