Care about the effects of climate change? Sen. Barbara Boxer wants you to be able to help get the country ready.
On Wednesday, the senator from California introduced legislation that would allow the Treasury Department to issue up to $200 million annually in "Climate Change Bonds." Money raised by the bonds would fund infrastructure projects such as desalinization projects and flood control to prepare the country for the results of climate change.
“It gives the people a chance to show us that they really care about this,” Boxer said. “We have to fight to lessen the ravages, and that we’ve been doing through the Clean Air Act, fuel economy, energy efficiency, but we’re still going to have these problems. We’re already seeing that."