The debate on climate change is long over -- it's real and mankind is contributing to it. We need to be responsible stewards of our planet and ensure that our actions do not cause long-term damage to our planet. Future generations deserve to inherit the same Earth we did. We must also demand global action to confront this global challenge. China and other developing nations will also need to curb their carbon output to prevent long-term damage to our climate.
Puget Sound Clean-up
Ensuring that our air and water are clean must also be a priority. Here in Washington, we need to continue the Puget Sound clean up. The Puget Sound is vital to our region's economy and our heritage. We need to ensure it remains pristine for all generations. This isn't just an issue of an aesthetically pleasing environment--it's an economic issue too. Shellfish growing, recreational fishing and other outdoor recreation and tourism activities all depend on a healthy Puget Sound.