WASHINGTON, D.C.—Delegate Madeleine Z. Bordallo (D-GU) issued Friday the following statement on the announcement that Governor Eddie B. Calvo of Guam was appointed to President Obama’s State, Local and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience. Bordallo has been supportive of Obama Administration efforts to proactively address the impact of climate change in the United States and across the world.
Obama established the task force to advise the Administration on how the federal government can respond to the needs of communities nationwide that are dealing with the impacts of climate change.
“I am pleased Governor Calvo is a part of the task force that will lead efforts to mitigate the harmful impacts global warming is having in Guam and throughout our country,” said Bordallo. “Global climate change threatens to warm the oceans and cause further degradation of our coral reefs, including coral bleaching and coral disease outbreaks. The issue of climate change should not be a partisan matter and Governor Calvo’s participation in this task force makes that point clear. The loss of coral will cripple our fisheries, food supply and marine tourism. Moreover, our great biodiversity is in danger as increasing temperatures will stress our native plant and animal populations resulting in extinctions and non-native species invasions. Global climate change also has significant security implications across the world. I appreciate that President Obama is taking serious steps to address global warming to strengthen the climate resilience of America’s communities and economy.” (PR)