Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Don't let climate change deniers stop progress

Organizing for Action
Diane --

Our climate is changing.

2014 and 2015 were both the hottest year on record, and 2016 is on pace to break the record yet again.

We saw this coming. Ninety-seven percent of climate scientists agree on the basic science of climate change, and we've been hearing their warnings for years.

But climate change deniers in Congress and at the state level have willfully rejected scientific analysis and ignored potential threats. We're seeing the consequences of inaction more clearly every day. The clearer the danger becomes, the more irresponsible it gets for anyone to stand in the way of efforts to protect our families and communities.

Later this week, the United States will join the Paris Agreement, the groundbreaking international effort -- supported by nearly every country in the world -- to fight climate change. This agreement only became possible because people across our country took a stand for action on climate change, and supported President Obama's efforts to lead the world towards solutions to this problem. But there's still more to do to make sure that the Paris Agreement is as strong as possible, and that it can't be undermined by climate change deniers.

Add your name -- say you won't let deniers derail big steps forward on climate change.

Earlier this month, new research on ocean conditions concluded that melting Antarctic ice could drive sea levels up by more than three feet in the next century, jeopardizing cities like Miami, New York, and Houston. Wildfire seasons now start earlier and burn longer, presenting a constant danger in some parts of the country. And heat waves are increasing in frequency and intensity. It's not too late to find a solution, but it is too late to let climate change deniers refuse to accept the evidence.

President Obama's Clean Power Plan is part of how we'll move forward: It will reduce the carbon pollution that drives climate change by 32 percent by 2030 -- and it will make us healthier, helping to reduce premature deaths and asthma attacks in kids. We're also enjoying massive growth in clean, renewable energy industries, especially solar and wind power. Tackling climate change isn't just good for our health and our environment, it's good for the economy.

Even when progress at the national level is hindered by Congress' worst climate change deniers, we can keep momentum moving forward at the local level. OFA supporters have played important roles in helping cities and states make big strides in building clean energy infrastructure, and cutting carbon pollution.

We can't stop climate change completely, but we can take action before the consequences become irreversible.

Add your name today to support bold action against climate change -- and stand up against climate change deniers:




Jack Shapiro
Director of Policy and Campaigns
Organizing for Action

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