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climate action

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Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to Gretchen Whitmer

Act On Our Climate Crisis - Stop the Great Lakes Oil Tunnel

Governor Whitmer was recently elected after saying she would decommission the Enbridge Line 5 oil pipeline that carries 23 million gallons of Canadian oil every day through the open waters of the Great Lakes. In a surprise to many, she changed course and is right now negotiating with Enbridge to move the pipeline into a proposed tunnel through the Great Lakes. Because of Michigan's legal jurisdiction over the four-mile section of pipeline in the Great Lakes, Governor Whitmer is uniquely positioned to be the first person ever to shut down an operating oil pipeline. This is the action we need, not building an oil tunnel for Line 5 that will accelerate our climate disaster.  A tunnel would allow this oil pipeline to operate for another 50 to 100 years, at the very time when the world's scientists have reported that we must slash carbon emissions by half within 11 years. It would assuredly mean Enbridge would replace and expand the entire Line 5 pipeline through Michigan to carry Canada's chief export: tar sands, the most carbon-intensive fossil fuel known to humans. When the oil in Line 5 makes its way to a refinery and then is burned, it spills the carbon equivalent of 21 coal-fired power plants into the atmosphere every year, making it a significant contributor to our climate crisis.  This oil tunnel is the opposite of what Governor Whitmer promised on Earth Day when she said, "We are going to do everything we can to mitigate human impacts that are warming the globe and changing our climate forever." Tell Governor Whitmer building a tunnel for Canadian oil is a recipe for climate disaster. Please sign and share this petition now. THE PETITION THAT WILL BE SENT TO GOV. WHITMER Dear Governor Whitmer, An oil tunnel is a bad deal for Michigan and a terrible deal for the climate. When burned, the oil Line 5 carries releases the carbon pollution equal to 21 coal plants. If allowed to build a tunnel, Enbridge will replace and expand the entire length of Line 5 to carry the most carbon-intensive fuel known to humans: tar sands. Please put our children’s future first and follow through on your promise to lead on climate. Take action now to decommission Line 5, and do not make an oil tunnel deal with Enbridge. SincerelyYour Name  

Michigan Climate Action Network
3,201 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Sonoma County City Councils and Board of Supervisors

Support Equitable Climate Emergency Action in Sonoma County!

Record-setting heat waves, droughts, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, vanishing glaciers, thawing permafrost, disintegrating ice sheets, rising sea levels, dying coral reefs, extinction of species – the disasters we are now witnessing are but a preview of more devastating impacts to come. The governments of all nations on Earth acknowledge the consensus view of the world’s scientific community: we are facing a climate crisis that requires, “…rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society.” We simply cannot delay. We must immediately respond to the challenge of restoring a safe climate system with an understanding that we all rise or fall together! But let’s not just look at this as a battle to be waged! Let’s imagine the kind of world we want to create! Let’s start planning a Just Transition to a vibrant, resilient, people-centered, climate-adapted world -- with clean air, jobs, and justice for all! An Equitable Climate Emergency Resolution is an action passed by a City Council or Board of Supervisors that commits the city/County to: Acknowledge the existence of a climate emergency. Elevate climate issues to the highest priority in all city/County goal-setting. Evaluate all policies, projects, purchases, and priorities through the lens of climate impact. Set a goal of zero net emissions within ten years and annually track and publicly report progress toward that goal. Update its General Plan and other guiding documents in accordance with the goals of mitigation, drawdown, adaptation, and social justice. Create a new entity in their jurisdiction to oversee ongoing climate-related efforts. Educate and engage all city/County employees and all community members on the urgency of the climate crisis and the need for “…rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society.” Encourage the active participation of the entire community, including our marginalized and disenfranchised members who will be the most heavily impacted by climate change, in a Just Transition toward a resilient future. We ask all the cities in Sonoma County -- and the County of Sonoma -- to join the City of Petaluma and over 960 jurisdictions worldwide [as of 8-21-19] and over 7,000 colleges and universities in passing an Equitable Climate Emergency Resolution and signaling their sincere commitment to an equitable, livable future for all.  This petition will be presented to city councils around Sonoma County and to the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors in support of all Equitable Climate Emergency Resolutions. Please note that any money that you "chip in" after you click on the petition flows to change.org and only benefits Sonoma Climate Mobilization indirectly! 

Sonoma Climate Mobilization
3,152 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, President of the United States

Urgent: Climate Restoration Emergency Action (CREA)

The clock is ticking. We can work together to restore a healthy climate for all of humanity now and for future generations. It’s time for worldwide Climate Restoration Emergency Action to ensure that humans can survive on Earth.  Simply put, we must return atmospheric CO2 to safe pre-industrial levels by 2030 and restore Arctic ice to prevent permafrost melt and resulting disastrous methane emissions.  The sixth mass extinction is under way and the scientists report that climate emergency is spiraling out of control--imminently threatening our survival.  Climate restoration won’t be easy--in fact it will be the most challenging endeavor humanity has ever undertaken, but it can and urgently must be done, as fast as possible.  Build A Movement 2020 is mobilizing movements, coalitions, organizations, and people to join together in a shared commitment taking urgent Climate Restoration Emergency Action to restore a safe and healthy climate to ensure the survival of humanity, now and for future generations.   We are committed to mobilizing the full capabilities of the federal government, local governments, universities, academics, faith- based groups, and the private sector.  Everyone, everywhere is urgently needed to deploy Climate Restoration Emergency Action.   We are committed to taking action today and everyday! We will not wait. We will send letters, make calls, and organize mass peaceful non-violent demonstrations to insist that the President of the United States, Presidential Candidates, Congress, and local governments take Climate Restoration Emergency Action as quickly as possible.  We are committed to demanding that our elected officials in federal, state, county, and city governments and Presidential Candidates to launch Climate Restoration Emergency Action as fast as possible: We demand that our leaders pass legislation and launch a massive mobilization of people, resources, and companies on a global scale larger and faster than that of World War II for Climate Restoration Emergency Action to restore a safe and healthy climate for future generations as soon as possible.  As Winston Churchill said, “Nothing matters except victory in the existential struggle.“ We demand that our leaders support holding emergency sessions to design and launch bold Climate Restoration Emergency Action to ensure the survival of all of humanity and future generations;   We demand that our leaders don’t just “talk the talk, they must take bold action, now!” We invite all justice-hearted Americans to join together in a National People’s Assembly that will enable the American people to ensure the bold implementation of climate restoration.

Build A Movement 2020
1,388 supporters