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2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
October 22, 2015 - Introduced by Representatives Hebl, Mason, Berceau, Bowen,
Brostoff, Considine, Johnson, Jorgensen, Kolste, Milroy, Pope, Sargent,
Shankland, Sinicki, Spreitzer, Subeck and Wachs, cosponsored by Senators
Miller, C. Larson, Harris Dodd, Ringhand, Risser and Vinehout. Referred
to Committee on Rules.
AJR74,1,3 1Relating to: acknowledging the environmental, economic, and social threat of
2climate change due to human activity and the need to address it at the state
AJR74,1,64 Whereas, credible climate experts, including the foremost Intergovernmental
5Panel on Climate Change, agree that our atmosphere is warming and human
6contribution to climate change is undeniable; and
AJR74,1,87 Whereas, there has been a dramatic increase in extreme weather events across
8the nation, including wildfires, droughts, and heat waves; and
AJR74,1,119 Whereas, sustained use of carbon and other pollutants will continue to
10contribute to a changing climate and negatively impact environmental and public
11health; and
AJR74,1,1312 Whereas, energy-efficient technologies can help reduce Wisconsin's carbon
13footprint, save Wisconsinites money, and lead to energy self-sufficiency; and
1Whereas, changing temperature and precipitation patterns have systemic
2impacts on public health, including heightened instances of asthma attacks and
3insect-transmitted diseases; and
AJR74,2,64 Whereas, our state faces serious adverse impacts to our industrial,
5agricultural, and tourism industries if we do not address the need to proactively
6combat climate change; now, therefore, be it
AJR74,2,10 7Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That: the Wisconsin
8legislature acknowledges the grave impact of climate change caused by human
9activity and will take meaningful and responsible action now to address Wisconsin's
10role in mitigating global climate change.
AJR74,2,1111 (End)