There are solutions being pursued, but getting to the 'light at the end of the tunnel' means all of us getting involved...
'Saving civilization is not a spectator sport' - Lester Brown, founder, Earth Policy Institute, Washington DC - www.EarthPolicy.org
WONDERING WHY THE CLIMATE MOVEMENT IS NEWLY SPARKED?
All because of a science report. We don't ask you to read it, but reading the following article about it is good enough, so you will understand why we need to urgently act, now, and why 2015 will be too late...
HOW TO MOVE FOSSIL FUEL DIVESTMENT NATIONALLY...
Our original petition, demanding action to remedy our climate threat, as a 10-point plan for President Obama, is still accepting signatures.
Even if you aren't behind all points, treat it as educational, helping to keep a national climate conversation going.
OUR SECOND PETITION, asks President Obama to Fast Track a clean economy by 2020...please sign it here:
to support the work of 2 brilliant professionals, working to reduce our global atmospheric carbon level, to where it will stabilize planet Earth, at 350 parts per million. Currently, we are at about 393 ppm.
more on the 350.org nationwide Fossil Fuel Divestment plan, directed by Bill McKibben and his 350.org team, to turn investment portfolios green, is underway on over 250 college and university campuses, and one city has signed on: Seattle. See www.gofossilfree.org for details.
on Jan 15, a protest at the White House, sponsored by IMAC: Interfaith Moral Action on Climate, where our leading US climatologist, Dr James Hansen, made these remarks:
A compelling 4 minute video of the Feb 17 Climate Rally in DC can be seen here...NOT TO BE MISSED!
A FULL HOUR plus 15 minute version of the Feb 17 Climate Rally in DC, titled Other Voices, Other Choices, with all speeches in full...NOT TO BE MISSED!
And a reminder of Bill McKibben's 350.org DoTheMath tour in Nov/Dec 2012, based on his Rolling Stone magazine article of summer 2012 - all referred to, in this blog:
AND... why 2013 will be a banner year with the climate movement ...
Severe Weather is on American minds, especially since Hurricane Sandy.
74% of us, based on a Yale Univ Oct 2012 poll, even before Hurricane Sandy, connected it to climate change. A followup poll by Yale Univ in Dec 2012, brought that percentage up to 80.
The real way to get to a low-carbon world by 2020, eliminating our carbon pollution that drives this weather, is by passing climate legislation in Congress, and doing our personal best, in affordably lowering our own carbon/fossil fuel use.
New legislation has gotten introduced in the new 113th Congress, since Jan 2013: Senators Sanders and Boxer co-authored and introduced a Fee and Dividend carbon pricing bill, S332, and Senator Sanders reintroduced his Subsidy Cuts to Fossil Fuel bill, now S329. We encourage you to sign up for email updates, by going to Contact Us, on this page, to be informed on action our campaign will take, to lend support to passing these bills. Yes, we have a strategy on this!
We look forward to working with you in what should be a breakthrough year for a clean and green economy...
Thank you for joining us!