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Grijalva Says Climate Report Shows Need For Action

Published: Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 4:17pm
Updated: Wednesday, August 11, 2021 - 4:21pm
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Raúl Grijalva

A recent report on climate change says the problem has reached a crisis level and will have consequences for billions of people.

Congressman Raul Grijalva says the report has implications for Arizona as well.

The report said: “It is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean and land.”

Grijalva said it puts a spotlight on the issue and the importance of reaching the Biden administration’s climate change goals.

President Joe Biden campaigned on climate change action, and rejoined the Paris climate agreement the day he took office.

Grijalva said that millions of Americans are facing drought, wildfire and erosion.

He called for more funding on conservation.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been updated to accurately reflect the specific wording about human-caused impacts on climate change that appeared in the IPCC report. The IPCC now describes human caused warming as "unequivocal."

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