Students across the U.S. urge climate action NOW!
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Climate change is the issue of our generation. We are urging President Obama to act on his words at Georgetown University last June: "I refuse to condemn your generation and future generations to a planet that’s beyond fixing. We will be judged as a people, and as a society, and as a country on where we go from here."
Please join us in creating a wave of support from students across the nation calling for action on climate change. For more information: www.igg.me/at/sfstrip
Why Urgent Action on Climate Change is So Important
The facts are sobering:
- the 10 hottest recorded years in history have been within the past 16
- we have reached a level of 400 parts per million of CO2 in our atmosphere, a level which has not been seen in 800,000 years. We know that more CO2 means a warmer planet and a warmer planet means an increase in severe weather
- 2013 set a new global record for billion-dollar weather disasters with 41 disasters like Hurricane Sandy, which caused $68,000,000,000 in damage
As the generation that will inherit this crisis, we can’t wait any longer for politicians to argue the facts. As President Obama said in his State of the Union Address this year, “the debate is settled. Climate change is a fact.” We need solutions NOW!
Join our wave of student voices ...
As passionate and dedicated high school students and citizens of Planet Earth, we will travel by public transportation from our small town in western Washington to the ‘other’ Washington to bring our message of hope and plea for action to our leaders. We will be gathering paper petitions along the train route during our 3.5 day, 55-stop journey. If you are on the train route (Amtrak
Empire Builder and Capitol Express), download a petition from our blog. We leave March 27th and arrive in DC on March 31st.
For those of you in the rest of the country, we are asking students to sign this petition and list one or two issues you want addressed by your leaders. We are choosing ocean acidification and fracking. Then list one or two solutions you want to see implemented. We are choosing a carbon tax.
Join us - Sign the petition and have our collective voices heard!
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