A PROCLAMATION RECOGNIZING CLIMATE CHANGE AWARENESS
Approved recently by the Newport City Council
WHEREAS, climate change, created by atmospheric warming caused by greenhouse gases, has reached a critical level; and
WHEREAS, science has shown that climate change is a result of human activity; and
WHEREAS, climate change on the Oregon coast will result in higher wave heights, more powerful winter storms, shoreline erosion, rising sea level and tidal height, hypoxic nearshore ocean waters, seasonal temperature changes, more acidic ocean waters, and changes in forest cover; and
WHEREAS, the impact of addressing the effects of climate change on the Oregon coast may be measured in lost lives, economic losses, an increased cost of living, and
WHEREAS, climate change has a profound effect on the residents and visitors of the City of Newport and the Oregon coast; and
WHEREAS, it is incumbent upon everyone to seek innovative solutions to reduce the impact of climate change on the atmosphere, oceans, forests, fisheries, and energy and water sources; and
WHEREAS, it is important for the City of Newport to be a leader on the Oregon coast in seeking solutions to this crisis.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Sandra N. Roumagoux, Mayor of the City of Newport, Oregon, and, on behalf of the Newport City Council, do hereby urge the residents and visitors of the City of Newport to do their part in reducing climate change impacts by seeking innovative solutions to this human-caused problem. I further urge residents and visitors to promote, by example, energy efficiency, a healthy environment, and a sustainable economy, to address this very serious and profound crisis facing our globe.
Dated: November 5, 2018
Sandra N. Roumagoux, Mayor
A letter to Newport residents from Bill Kucha who advocated for the Newport Proclamation dealing with Climate Change:
I am thankful that the mayor of the City of Newport, Sandra Roumagoux, has made as one of her final actions on behalf of the Newport City Council ‘A Proclamation Recognizing Climate Change Awareness’. I am impressed that our city mothers and fathers have stepped forward to address this most urgent situation we face. I hope that our citizenry embrace and acts on her words and takes them to heart.
As she states in the proclamation, “I urge the residents and visitors of the City of Newport to do their part in reducing climate change impacts by seeking innovative solutions to this human caused problem. I further urge residents and visitors to promote by example, energy efficiency, a healthy environment and a sustainable economy to address this very serious and profound crisis facing our globe.” Signed by Mayor Sandra Roumagoux and dated November 5, 2018.
I encourage each and everyone to read her entire Proclamation found contained in the above.