The “I Will Act on Climate”s bus, which aims to rally support for action that would address climate change, made stops today in Portland and Bangor.
by Tom Porter
A bus tour promoting action on climate change made stops in Bangor and Portland today as part of a 27-state tour.
The “I Will Act on Climate”s bus aims to rally support for action that would address climate change. At the Portland event, Maine 1st District U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree said that for many ordinary Mainers, climate change is no longer an abstract theory.
“I talk to a lot of fishermen and I’ve seen in the last year the fear in their eyes, the real concern about what’s actually going on with ocean water temperatures going up, with sea levels rising, with ocean acidification,” Pingree told a crowd gathered in Portland’s Monument Square.
A similar news event featuring the “climate” bus was held earlier in Bangor.
The bus tour is organized by the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Center for American Progress, the Environmental Defense Fund, the National Wildlife Federation and other conservation and public-interest groups.