Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus, issued the following statement today after the United States rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement:
"I applaud President Biden for rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement. Military and defense experts have concluded that climate change represents a major risk to our national security. Climate change is connected to the destruction of property and loss of life from stronger, more frequent storms. We have a moral responsibility to recognize that climate change is real and requires urgent action to ensure we leave a better world for our children.
"Addressing climate change is also good for the economy. Investing in building electric vehicles, wind turbines and solar panels creates jobs in mid-Michigan. This will ensure Michigan is playing a role in the future of manufacturing and saving the planet.
"Climate change poises a real threat to the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes are under threat from record lake levels, pollution and invasive species like Asian carp. The Great Lakes define us as Michiganders and support thousands of local jobs. We must do everything we can to protect our Great Lakes and I am proud President Biden has taken this important step to protect our environment and revitalize our economy."