BY COUNCILOR STOVER:
The city council finds:
(a) Science has concluded that we face the risk of irreversible and devastating global warming if global average temperature increases by more than 3.6°F; and
(b) Global average temperature is directly related to the amount of greenhouse gasses, especially carbon dioxide, emitted into the atmosphere; and
(c) The Safe Climate Act (H.R. 5642) seeks to protect the earth by regulating and decreasing the amount of greenhouse gas emissions.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the city of Duluth endorses the Safe Climate Act (H.R. 5642) and recommends to congress that it be passed and implemented.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the city clerk is directed to send a copy of this resolution to Minnesota’s two senators, Congressman Oberstar and the other congressmen from Minnesota.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The Safe Climate Act (H.R. 5642) sets targets and requires the actions that will be necessary to avoid dangerous, irreversible warming of our planet. This resolution endorses this act on behalf of the city and recommends passage and implementation by congress.