In line with my previous lobbying, I submitted the following arguments in support of Al Gore’s Move On-sponsored petition imploring the next Congress to take decisive action to stop global warming.

As you no doubt know, there’s a overwhelming scientific consensus supporting both the reality and likely devastating effects of anthrogenetic global warming, as reflected in reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and our own National Academy of Sciences. The evidence has convinced other countries to ratify the greenhouse-gas reducing Kyoto Protocol, at treaty from which the U.S. ignominiously withdrew. I believe that the probability of significant human-created climate change occurring coupled with the magnitude of the negative effects of such climate change demand immediate action in order to prevent potentially irreversible deleterious effects. We must make gradual changes now to prevent potential environmental, economic, and political devastation from the effects of climate change as well as the massive restructuring of the world economy that sudden change might induce.

I implore you to use your positions as returning members to Congress to take immediate action to stop global warming. I favor lowering U.S.-generated global warming pollution using a market-based cap & trade system similar to the one that’s been used so effectively to limit our SO2 emissions, a leading contributor to acid rain. We need market-based, macroeconomic incentives to decrease our greenhouse gas emissions and transition the economy to greater reliance on clean, renewable energy sources and improved energy efficiency, solutions that will simultaneously reduce air pollution, create jobs, and reduce our dependence on foreign oil, thereby strengthening our economy and increasing our national security.

As you know from my previous correspondence, I believe energy policy to be of central importance to our nation. Please protect our global commons and security of future generations by taking decisive action to stop global warming.