A Statement from Senator John McCain (R-AZ):
In my view, the evidence is very strong - and the effects of climate change are very alarming. The national academy of Sciences has stated in unequivocal terms that the effects are substantial and, to quote a report, "the result of human activity."
We must all be involved in putting pressure on our elected officials. Some politicians say that climate change is not a priority for the American people. Well, according to many so-called experts at the time, neither was campaign finance. But that proved to be wrong. The ever-increasing body of evidence and scientific opinion means that we will prevail eventually.
The longer we wait, the more difficult it will be to mitigate the effects of climate change. Are we going to hand our children and grandchildren a world vastly different from the one that we now inhabit?
(Exerpted from "Confronting a Global Crisis: Mark Wexler interview from National Wildlife Magazine April/May 2005)