I grew up in the country and I have many wonderful memories of hiking through the back country observing nature and basking in the solitude and at the same time feeling one with all of it. I had a trusted dog named Sue as my companion. I still love to hike and now I have my wife and a new dog named Sam. Science is not something you believe or not, it is based on empirical evidence. Climate change is a fact and that it is man made is a fact based on 93% of Climate Scientists.
We need to protect our water, land and air from carbon emissions, oil spills, contaminants and move very quickly. We need to invest in clean renewable energy sources which will create jobs and improve our health. We no longer have the luxury of time. This will diversify our economy and our revenue sources. I am a proud member of the League of Conservation Voters and the Sierra Club. The Sierra Club endorsed me in my run for Senate in 2008.