On April 4, 2022, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its latest report, Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. In response, Maryland LCV Executive Director Kim Coble issued the following statement:

The latest IPCC report has a clear message that should resonate with all Marylanders: The world must dramatically slash greenhouse gas emissions. It confirms that climate change impacts are becoming increasingly complex and more difficult to manage, but that we can limit warming and protect our quality of life if we take swift and meaningful action now.

The Climate Solutions Now Act, recently passed by the Maryland General Assembly and now on Governor Hogan’s desk, includes achievable emission-reduction targets that are among the nation’s most ambitious. With climate change already threatening us both locally and globally, this bill meets the urgency of the moment and is responsive to economic, job, and justice concerns.

Governor Hogan must allow the Climate Solutions Now Act of 2022 to go into law and put us on a road to a clean energy future for all Marylanders. We look forward to continuing the courageous march towards global climate solutions with our legislative leaders in the years to come.