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Grijalva Says Climate Report Shows Need For Action

Raúl Grijalva
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Raúl Grijalva

A recent report on climate change says the problem has reached a crisis level and will have consequences for billions of people.

Congressman Raul Grijalva says the report has implications for Arizona as well.

The report said: “It is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean and land.”

Grijalva said it puts a spotlight on the issue and the importance of reaching the Biden administration’s climate change goals.

President Joe Biden campaigned on climate change action, and rejoined the Paris climate agreement the day he took office.

Grijalva said that millions of Americans are facing drought, wildfire and erosion.

He called for more funding on conservation.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been updated to accurately reflect the specific wording about human-caused impacts on climate change that appeared in the IPCC report. The IPCC now describes human caused warming as "unequivocal."

Ron Dungan has lived in Arizona for more than 35 years. He has worked as a reporter, construction worker, copy editor, designer and freelance writer. He's a graduate of the University of Iowa, where he was a member of the undergraduate Writers’ Workshop, and has a master’s in history from Arizona State University.Dungan was an outdoors reporter and member of the storyteller team at the Arizona Republic, where he won several awards, and was a contributor on a border project that won the 2018 Pulitzer for explanatory reporting.When not working, Dungan enjoys books, gardening, hanging out with his German shorthaired pointer, backpacking and fly-fishing. He's a fan of the Arizona Cardinals and Iowa Hawkeyes.