Demand that Danville Mayor Eisenhauer commit to lowering emissions
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One of the greatest threats facing not only our country but the world is climate change. There is substantial evidence for the existence of climate change and also evidence that human activity is a significant contributing factor. The effects of climate change and increased pollution will be devastating as it will lead to warmer temperatures, rising sea levels, increase in extreme weather events, ocean acidification, poorer public health and significantly more. As members of the Danville community we demand that Mayor Scott Eisenhauer and the Danville City Council join the 357 Climate Mayors across the country and commit to lowering emissions.
Organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization, and the American Public Health Association all agree that climate change and increased pollution will have detrimental effects on public health as it will threaten a community's water supply, increase in vector-borne diseases and extreme weather events, and lead to an increase in heat waves. This will affect the most vulnerable in our society such as the elderly, children, the sick, and the poor.
Lowering emissions and achieving a healthier and safer community should be championed by all of our elected officials. We can no longer ignore the effects of climate change and it is time for us to take steps to lessen its effects. Many cities and communities across the country have already taken steps to commit to fight climate change. This is an opportunity for Danville to be a leader on a national and global scale and help make our community cleaner and safer for future generations. Join us in demanding that the city of Danville make a commitment to lowering emissions.
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