February 10-11, 2015 was Climate Science Day on Capital Hill. On these days, hundreds of people gathered in Washington D.C to advocate policy changes in order to stop climate change. Several of the participating organizations include: American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Meteorological Society, Council on Food, Agricultural, and Resource Economics, National Ecological Observatory Network, and many others.
Many of the Committees Organizers and spokesmen met with staffers and bureaucrats, but few politicians were able to attend these seminars and talks because of “other pressing concerns” and “meetings”.
“The objective was not to push for any bill or amendment, but rather to let our Representatives and Senators know we were there to provide the science they need to make informed and comprehensive decisions” – says Susan Crate, in her article about the event.
Hopefully their efforts were not in vain and our elected officials and representatives will advocate for more policy change to make the world we live in a better place.