Mayors Approve Resolution On Climate Change

DALLAS (June 23, 2014) A bipartisan group of mayors from across the country voted unanimously Monday to approve a resolution calling on cities to use natural solutions to fight the impacts of climate change.

The U.S. Conference of Mayors voted Monday in Dallas.

The resolution encourages cities to use nature to "protect freshwater supplies, defend the nation's coastlines, maintain a healthy tree and green-space cover and protect air quality," sometimes by partnering with nonprofit organizations.

Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell, Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton backed the resolution.

Republicans and Democrats remain deeply divided over how to deal with climate change.

Although science shows human industrial activity is contributing to global warming, some conservatives remain skeptical.


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