Stand Up to Big Polluters: Support the EPA's Action on Climate Change
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EPA Administrator McCarthy

Stand Up to Big Polluters: Support the EPA's Action on Climate Change

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      League of Conservation Voters

The Obama administration has proposed a critical plan to limit the industrial carbon pollution from new power plants that contributes to global warming. But if the Koch brothers, the coal industry and congressional climate change deniers have their way, polluters will continue to have free rein to dump unlimited amounts of harmful global warming pollution into the air.

By submitting a public comment to the EPA today, your voice will be part of the official record. Don’t miss the chance to help make a historic impact on the fight for our planet’s future -- fill out your information here to submit your public comment in support of this critical climate change action now.

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 4 months ago

      “You think man can destroy the planet? What intoxicating vanity. Let me tell you about our planet. Earth is four-and-a-half-billion-years-old. There's been life on it for nearly that long, 3.8 billion years. Bacteria first; later the first multicellular life, then the first complex creatures in the sea, on the land. Then finally the great sweeping ages of animals, the amphibians, the dinosaurs, at last the mammals, each one enduring millions on millions of years, great dynasties of creatures rising, flourishing, dying away -- all this against a background of continuous and violent upheaval. Mountain ranges thrust up, eroded away, cometary impacts, volcano eruptions, oceans rising and falling, whole continents moving, an endless, constant, violent change, colliding, buckling to make mountains over millions of years. Earth has survived everything in its time. It will certainly survive us. If all the nuclear weapons in the world went off at once and all the plants, all the animals died and the earth was sizzling hot for a hundred thousand years, life would survive, somewhere: under the soil, frozen in Arctic ice. Sooner or later, when the planet was no longer inhospitable, life would spread again. The evolutionary process would begin again. It might take a few billion years for life to regain its present variety. Of course, it would be very different from what it is now, but the earth would survive our folly, only we would not. If the ozone layer gets thinner, ultraviolet radiation sears the earth, so what? Ultraviolet radiation is good for life. It's powerful energy. It promotes mutation, change. Many forms of life will thrive with more UV radiation. Many others will die out. Do you think this is the first time that's happened? Think about oxygen. Necessary for life now, but oxygen is actually a metabolic poison, a corrosive glass, like fluorine. When oxygen was first produced as a waste product by certain plant cells some three billion years ago, it created a crisis for all other life on earth. Those plants were polluting the environment, exhaling a lethal gas. Earth eventually had an atmosphere incompatible with life. Nevertheless, life on earth took care of itself. In the thinking of the human being a hundred years is a long time. A hundred years ago we didn't have cars, airplanes, computers or vaccines. It was a whole different world, but to the earth, a hundred years is nothing. A million years is nothing. This planet lives and breathes on a much vaster scale. We can't imagine its slow and powerful rhythms, and we haven't got the humility to try. We've been residents here for the blink of an eye. If we're gone tomorrow, the earth will not miss us.”

      ― Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park / Congo

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    • Anna Boynton IOWA CITY, IA
      • 8 months ago

      Climate change is going to kill us. Plain and simple. If we don't stop it, soon, our civilization at the least is going to collapse. If that's not a serious issue, nothing is.

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    • Isabel Shrout MYRTLE BEACH, SC
      • 9 months ago

      This affects our future, and our children's children. We must save this beautiful world.

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    • Gloria Lewis BRENTWOOD, TN
      • 9 months ago

      We want President Obama to say no to the Keystone Pipeline. We know that pollution is a carcinogen. Americans health for our wealth.

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    • Barbara Fiori STUDIO CITY, CA
      • 9 months ago

      This is important to me because we have gone too far from our humanity, common sense, integrity and compassion -- for our planet and for all living things, including humans...... We must stop this greed and insanity now.

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