Position statement on the environment
In August, Enderlin graciously spoke with us. He stated, “Climate change is the largest external threat our country faces. Throughout my military career, the Department of Defense has planned for the effects a changing climate has on defense, and the rest of the country’s leadership should follow our lead.”
Enderlin elaborates on climate change in his position statement on the environment:
Chuck has received the endorsement of the Sustainable Politician Project because he understands the greatest external threat to the United States: Earth’s changing environment. Regardless of the various terminology used, the reality is that our planet faces uncertainty from the disruption to Earth’s long-term climate. We must address this immediately.
Economically, changing agriculture patterns will alter population centers and global trade. As once abundant resources dwindle, conflicts will break out in previously peaceful areas. Infrastructure will have to be rebuilt to accommodate changing temperatures, sea states, and energy needs. At present, the United States military is making plans for the future abandonment of Naval Station Norfolk due to rising sea levels.
Addressing the issue will require collaboration from business, government, activists, and every citizen of this country. The United States must maintain a carbon tax, hold to the promises we made in the Paris Agreement, and move towards more sustainable energy sources. We cannot afford to fail in this effort, but only unity will bring us success.
Endorsement from Sustainable Politician Project
Not only does Chuck recognize climate change, he believes that if we don’t change how we treat the environment now, that in the future, we will be fighting over the resources that were once plentiful… He believes that everyone joining together to help clean up our environment is the only way we can make a difference.
Our members of Congress are in the best position to solve climate change. Know where your candidates stand on climate change—and vote climate!