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					CLIMATE CHANGE THREATENS ALL AMERICANS
WE MUST WORK TOGETHER ON AN AMERICAN STRATEGY
Climate change is a national security issue. The longer we wait to act, the harder it will be to mitigate and respond to its impacts. U.S. leadership alone will not guarantee global cooperation. But if we fail to take action now, we will have little hope of influencing other countries to reduce their own contributions to climate change, or of forging a coordinated international response. Here at home, we must cut our own carbon emissions, reduce our reliance on foreign oil, and develop and deploy clean, renewable energy sources that will generate economic growth. We must also help less developed countries adapt to the realities and consequences of a drastically changed climate. Doing so now will help avoid humanitarian disasters and political instability in the future that could ultimately threaten the security of the U.S. and our allies. But most importantly, we must transcend the political issues that divide us — by party and by region — to devise a unified American strategy that can endure and succeed. We, the undersigned Republicans and Democrats, believe Congress working closely with the Administration must develop a clear, comprehensive, realistic and broadly bipartisan plan to address our role in the climate change crisis. WE MUST LEAD.
HOWARD BAKER US Senator (R-TN) 1967-85 SAMUEL BERGER National Security Advisor 1997-2001 WARREN CHRISTOPHER Secretary of State 1993-97 JOHN C. DANFORTH US Senator (R-MO) 1977-95 KENNETH M. DUBERSTEIN White House Chief of Staff 1988-89 SLADE GORTON US Senator (R-WA) 1981-87, 1989-2001 LEE HAMILTON US Congressman (D-IN) 1965-99, Co-Chair, PSA Advisory Board GARY HART US Senator (D-CO) 1975-87 RITA E. HAUSER Chair, International Peace Institute CARLA HILLS US Trade Representative 1989-93 NANCY KASSEBAUM-BAKER US Senator (R-KS) 1978-97 THOMAS KEAN Governor (R-NJ) 1982-90, 9/11 Commission Chair ANTHONY LAKE National Security Advisor 1993-97 RICHARD LEONE President, The Century Foundation ROBERT McFARLANE National Security Advisor 1983-85 VADM DENNIS V. McGINN US Navy (Ret.), CNA Military Advisory Board DONALD McHENRY US Ambassador to the UN 1979-81 SAM NUNN US Senator (D-GA) 1972-96 WILLIAM PERRY Secretary of Defense 1994-97 PETER G. PETERSON Secretary of Commerce 1972-73 THOMAS PICKERING Under Secretary of State 1997-2000 JOSEPH PRUEHER US Ambassador to China 1999-2001, Commander, US Pacific Command 1996-99 WARREN RUDMAN US Senator (R-NH) 1980-92, Co-Chair, PSA Advisory Board GEORGE SHULTZ Secretary of State 1982-89 THEODORE SORENSEN White House Special Counsel 1961-63 GEN. CHARLES F. WALD, USAF (Ret.), Deputy Commander US European Command 2002-6, CNA Military Advisory Board JOHN WARNER US Senator (R-VA) 1979-2009 JOHN WHITEHEAD Deputy Secretary of State 1985-88 CHRISTINE TODD WHITMAN Governor (R-NJ) 1994-2001 TIMOTHY E. WIRTH US Senator (D-CO) 1987-93

Responsible Foreign Policy Through Bipartisan Action
CHARLES N. ANDREAE & JAMIE METZL PSA Co-Chairs

FRANK WISNER Under Secretary of State 1992-93 R. JAMES WOOLSEY Director of Central Intelligence 1993-95

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