World renowned physicist and climatologist Dr. Michael Mann has endorsed Mark Levine’s candidacy for Congress in Virginia’s 8th District. Dr. Mann issued the following endorsement statement supporting Levine’s campaign:
“I am proud to endorse Mark Levine for Congress in Virginia’s 8th District. Mark has proven himself an able environmental champion, unafraid to challenge those who continue to deny the overwhelming evidence for human-caused climate change, whether they are on FOX News or in Congress.
Mark Levine not only supports putting a price on carbon emissions to reduce the threat of global warming; he has also spoken out on the dangers of mountaintop removal in West Virginia and the damage coal companies do to the water supply downstream. Mark opposes projects that will make climate change worse such as the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, and he supports incentivizing renewable energy resources like wind, geothermal, and solar energy technology.
I know from my personal experience how relentless industry front groups and those who do their bidding can be in their pursuit to suppress scientific evidence on climate change. Mark will be the strong voice we need to lead the charge in Congress to combat global climate change, and his continuing experience on national television and radio confronting climate science deniers will be a welcomed addition to the House of Representatives.”
Mark Levine made the following remarks regarding Dr. Mann’s endorsement:
“I am excited to have the support of Dr. Michael Mann, a scholar who has made significant advancements in the study of global climate change. As the next Member of Congress from the 8th District, I will work to improve the quality of our natural environment by personally punishing the officers of corporations that pollute our air and our water.”