Today, July 8th, 2009, Greenpeace hung a huge banner from Mt. Rushmore! If you tune in right now you can see video and messages from the Greenpeace climbers, and see the banner the just hung.
Why did they go up there? They are challenging President Obama to stop global warming, with the message, "America honors leaders, not politicians. Stop Global Warming" on the face of Mount Rushmore.
But don't leave them hanging there! You can help support their efforts by taking action now! Sign the petition to President Obama and spread the word about our banner hang on Facebook!
Join us and call for President Obama to fulfill his campaign promise to lead the world in tackling global warming by restoring science to its rightful place and being a true leader.
The best science shows that to avoid catastrophic global warming, governments must take action to keep global temperature rise as far below 2 degrees Celsius as possible. President Obama has pledged to follow the science, it's troubling that his administration has so far refused to endorse emission targets strong enough to keep us below it.
If we all sign the petition and spread the word about the banner hang we can put the pressure on President Obama to call for what the science demands. This week he is meeting with other G8 leaders in Italy to discuss the global warming crisis in the lead-up to UN climate treaty negotiations in Copenhagen this December. We can let President Obama and world governments know that we demand strong, immediate action to avert a climate catastrophe.