Too many leaders in Washington are fixated on the manufactured crisis of the fiscal cliff, while ignoring the very real threat to our future: the climate crisis.

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We are very concerned about the future of our country and the catastrophic consequences of the federal government incurring these massive deficits year after year with no significant steps being taken to correct these deficits.

The president is doing nothing about the addiction that his administration and he has to spending —he's the spender-in-chief.

You could put taxes at 100 percent on the wealthy and not solve the problem of the spending. We have got to stop digging this hole.
We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations.

Here in Congress we ignore the facts, we ignore our duties, and we sleepwalk on.

#SecKerry: We must make the investments necessary to safeguard an environment not ravaged by hallmarks of a dramatically changing climate.
Climate change: not just a global issue. We'll show you how it's impacting your communities. NOTE: @GranholmTWR's on at 6ET/3PT tonight.
Republicans must realize: as we work toward a final agreement, millions of mid.-class families are nervously watching & waiting #fiscalcliff
I think that overwhelmingly the polls also show that people are concerned about the debt, and you have reasonable people saying that one of our biggest threats to our national security is the debt
On my way to the Senate floor to discuss an issue that won't wait for Congress to act, #climatechange. Watch: http://t.co/RlBQ2jA2

It’s been clear for decades that the federal government has been running up an unsustainable debt that will bankrupt future generations and threaten the American way of life...
Not reaching an agreement to fiscal cliff is not an option – Congress must work together to get this done to give certainty to families.
We could not get this president to do anything serious about entitlement reform, for example, the single biggest threat to future generations, nothing of consequences.
Our grandchildren and great-grandchildren are not responsible for our current fiscal quandary and they should not be saddled with the task of correcting our generation’s errors.
We have a moral obligation to offer serious solutions for today and for future generations.
Effects of #ClimateChange extend beyond rising temperatures into potential threats to #NationalSecurity @politicopro http://politi.co/TAQmiW 

“Why do you, Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat of Rhode Island, care if we Republicans run off the climate cliff like a bunch of proverbial lemmings, and disgrace ourselves?” I’ll tell you why. We’re stuck in this together.

I don’t think the American people sent us here to avoid tough problems. That’s, in fact, what drives them nuts about Washington, when both parties simply take the path of least resistance.
What will truly cause pain and suffering is the status quo – doing nothing – and leaving our debt on its unsustainable and immoral path
IF Obama got his tax hikes "on the other" he is still $8 Trillion short over the next decade: guess who pays that bill.....all of us
The fiscal cliff is the defining issue of the president's second term. We discussed on the show this morning: http://nbcnews.to/RELH2H
Pleased by the President's focus on climate change today. It really is a moral issue issue and one we cannot ignore.
Because the debt is threatening jobs today, it’s threatening prosperity today, and it is guaranteeing that our children and grandchildren get a diminished future.
President Obama’s failed leadership on the ‘fiscal cliff' is already responsible for the loss of jobs.
The American people have spoken. Let’s sit down and get the job done. Every day we delay, adds to the uncertainty of the middle class.
The President is right: U.S. must take practical steps on climate change. As @SenateEnergy chairman, these steps are a part of my agenda.
The costs of #Sandy are an #extremeweather tax on all Americans. Human toll is too high not to address #climatechange pic.twitter.com/nEYkPcra
We cannot turn away from the mountain of evidence that climate change is impacting our planet and will only grow worse without action -Boxer  
We are way over the fiscal cliff. And with Obama Care being fully implemented in less than 14 months, it may be too late.
If our planet goes over the climate cliff, we will plunge into an abyss of impacts that we cannot reverse. bit.ly/X4lzgB

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It’s mystifying to hear our political leaders express concern for our children and grandchildren, then watch them ignore the climate crisis now affecting Americans every day. Sign our petition to tell Congress and the White House: we cannot address our fiscal challenges if we don’t reverse our trajectory off the climate cliff. To see the whole letter, click here.

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