Dear Congressman Tiberi Favorite 



Jan 2 2014



"To that end, in the Spring of 2014 we launched the Chasing Ice Ohio Tour in an attempt to use the film to shift the political conversation around climate change. As a society, for us to address climate change properly, we need our leaders in Washington to stop debating about whether or not it is actually happening and start taking action. So we decided to take Chasing Ice to one Congressional district, where Congressman Pat Tiberi (OH-12) had denied climate change.

In partnership with National Geographic, the Chasing Ice Ohio Tour shared the story and visual evidence of our changing climate to central Ohio residents through free screening events that provided climate education to the public. Our goal was to support Congressman Tiberi through the voice of his constituents, and provide him with the information he needed to understand and embrace climate-change science And it worked.

During Ohio Tour in Spring 2014, Congressman Tiberi responded to numerous constituents as well as the Chasing Ice team about his stance on the issue:

“A global problem requires a global solution. An effective solution requires that all countries agree to participate together. I would like to see us address climate change in a balanced manner, on as broad of front as possible.”
The Chasing Ice Team thanks Congressman Tiberi for his updated comments, yet there is still more work to be done. This Tour serves as a case study for what can happen when constituents use their voice and connect with their political leaders. We encourage the constituents of Ohio District 12 and citizens nationwide to continue to share their voice with their elected officials. That is the only way we can address the reality of climate change."-

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