Help Give World Leaders 10,000 Reasons to Act on Climate

FB discWhat would you like to tell the world's leaders about global warming?

With the focus now on the Copenhagen climate conference, this is your chance to speak out. Go to our Facebook page and add your voice to our 10,000 Reasons to Support Strong Climate Action campaign. We will share these reasons with key members of Congress and with the White House.

Here are just a handful of the more than 650 reasons offered so far:

Deborah Beracha of Fort Lauderdale, Fla, wrote:

Let's all join together. Global warming has to be taken seriously. Leaders need to stand up and limit global warming emissions and they need to do it now.

Ken Weitzman of Bloomington, IN, wrote:

As a father, I want to be able to answer two questions my children will one day ask:
1) Did you know?
Then, after I answer "yes"…

2) So what did you do?

Jeff Riney of Asheville, N.C., wrote:

If anything we need to do this for our kids! I dread the day that my daughter says, "thanks for the mess you left us Dad!"

Gabe Schirm of northern Colorado wrote:

The technology, the science and the will are here now. We have the solutions. We just need our leaders to do the right thing. Not later, but now.

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14 Comments

  1. astroknott
    Posted November 30, 2009 at 5:20 pm | Permalink

    Do you guys not read the news? Heard of "climategate"? This is all based on a fraud! The "science" of climate change should properly be called the "political agenda" of climate change. The debate is over! Anyone who disagrees is just a "denier"!

  2. Suzy
    Posted December 1, 2009 at 3:08 pm | Permalink

    Let's put less emphasis on climate and just admit that we're using more resources than we have available and that we are leaving poison all over water, land and air for future generations to clean up.

    Who cares if the temperature is up or down when you can't drink the water for bisphenol and dioxins or breathe clean air or grow healthy crops in healthy soil – we made a HUGE mess and it's our job to fix it – and no simple CO2 trade will do the trick.

    and that's a fact.

  3. astroknott
    Posted December 1, 2009 at 6:07 pm | Permalink

    Suzy,

    You are missing the point. This in not, and never has been, about the environment. This is, and has always been, about 'using' the environment as a tool to push a political agenda. This is about fear mongering and creating a crisis mentality to get people to agree to things they would otherwise never consider. This is about destroying individual freedom. This is about driving the free world into some sort of "socialist utopia".

    We have been lied to for years. No one is in favor of pollution. Advancing the cause of socialism does nothing to help the environment. C02 is not and never has been a pollutant. There are real solutions to environmental problems out there that will never be considered because they are not "politically correct".

    Please go here.

    http://www.quadrant.org.au/blogs/doomed-planet/2009/11/a-crime-against-humanity

    and here.

    http://www.climatedepot.com/a/4140/Geologist-appalled-at-NYTs-Krugman-Legitimate-scientists-do-not-doctor-datahijack-peerreviewsend-fraudulent-data-to-UN-that-is-used-to-perpetuate-greatest-hoax-in-the-history-of-science

  4. Posted December 2, 2009 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    edf.org is all lies!!! America is not the #1 polluter. Last time I checked it was China or something. I will send an army of yetis to kill the people who are incorperated with edf.

  5. Joseph Bob
    Posted December 2, 2009 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    I agree with bob, all of these facts are based on nothing, edf is good but has many fake facts. Plus I am going to add an army of toddlers and arm them with grenade launchers.

    Ps Is it a coinkidink that my name is Joe Bob, when his name is Bob Joseph?

    PSS I love my granma's weed plantation

  6. Posted December 3, 2009 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

    Hello, I am Dr. Wofford Rumsfeld of Cambridge University and I specialize in global warming awareness. The prior source quoted that your site is all lies. I, having a Phd, agree with thy colleague. I have devoted my life to research on global warming and climate change and I know for a scientific fact that your research is false. Firstly, the most polluting country in the solar equilibrium is the Communist Republic of China. Secondly, thou facts might be wrongly sourced. Below is a pdf file I have written with a colleague of mine many years ago:
    http://www.google.com/search?q=climate+change+pdf&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a
    My pdf is the third one down. It proves thou facts wrong in every way possible. Acknowledging that change in the Earth’s climate and its adverse effects are a common
    concern of humankind,
    Concerned that human activities have been substantially increasing the atmospheric
    concentrations of greenhouse gases, that these increases enhance the natural greenhouse effect,
    and that this will result on average in an additional warming of the Earth’s surface and
    atmosphere and may adversely affect natural ecosystems and humankind,
    Noting that the largest share of historical and current global emissions of greenhouse
    gases has originated in developed countries, that per capita emissions in developing countries are
    still relatively low and that the share of global emissions originating in developing countries will
    grow to meet their social and development needs,
    Aware of the role and importance in terrestrial and marine ecosystems of sinks and
    reservoirs of greenhouse gases,
    Noting that there are many uncertainties in predictions of climate change, particularly
    with regard to the timing, magnitude and regional patterns thereof,
    Acknowledging that the global nature of climate change calls for the widest possible
    cooperation by all countries and their participation in an effective and appropriate international
    response, in accordance with their common but differentiated responsibilities and respective
    capabilities and their social and economic conditions. On the other contrary, whoever might be the kindliness of Bob Joseph or Joseph Bob (most likely the same people due to the reversible name theorems) might have some of thou facts falsely admitted to the public group of the welfare awareness system. Bob, where will you find an army of yetis? I have done maximal amounts of research on yetis and they are completely fictional characters out of fantasy and philosophical ideals. The yeti of the Himalayas can might as well be a crazed man in a costume attempting to foul a hoax. And Joseph, toddlers are not able to arm grenade launchers! Also, coinkidink is not in the most updated dictionary and to publish something as cruel and false as you did might as well be a sin to thou God and the Ten Commandments for God's sake! In addition, your "gramma" the correct term would be grandmother or grass cropper. I have already reported to the authorities that your grass cropper owns a weed or marijuana plantation most likely containing enslaved Africans. You are a disgrace to the human race and to all other lifeforms out in the solar equilibrium. Thank you, and Good Night!

  7. Joe Stecher
    Posted December 6, 2009 at 9:42 am | Permalink

    We need to recognize concern for HEAT, not just the 'blanket' that traps it near the surface. Concern with emission reductions, highly desirable for many reasons but far too slow to realistically avoid catastrophic warming, sucks up all current oxygen for effective action. The source of excess HEAT is the Sun, not emissions, and the only way to reduce the total HEAT budget is to REFLECT 1-2% back out into space before it changes from radiant to thermal energy. If we can't begin building ground-based MIRROR systems yet, we should at least begin talking about them. Emission-reductions alone are feel-good actions, blinding well-meaning constituents to need for directly addressing HEAT, the actual problem. Ask, talk about this with anyone who will listen, because a system to reflect sunlight is absolutely necessary and can't be built during the brief time-span of emergency conditions. We can't allow ourselves to be satisfied with too-little/late emission reductions alone. Necessary as these are and beneficial as they'll be to the 22nd century, they jeopardize prospects for getting through the 21st by committing most current attention, dialog, and energy to an inherently attractive but woefully inadequate approach. We need to talk MORE, do MORE.

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  14. Posted January 27, 2010 at 11:28 pm | Permalink

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