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MR. PRESIDENT, THIS THANKSGIVING PARDON...THE POLAR BEAR

Polar bears are already in deep trouble.

Scientists predict that, without help, more than two-thirds of the world’s polar bears could be gone by 2050, including all polar bears in Alaska.

The last thing these bears need is more global warming that melts away the sea ice they need to survive.

That’s why, this Thanksgiving season, the Center for Biological Diversity is calling on President Obama to “pardon the polar bear” by taking real action on climate change. That includes rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline.

We're headed to the White House November 21-28 to stand with our mascot Frostpaw the Polar Bear and help deliver this crucial message.

We need your help to speak out for polar bears. Please join us at the White House if you can, and take a moment to sign this petition to the president.

Download the event flier and view the media advisory.

The climate crisis will only deepen if the Keystone is built. Extracting and refining tar sands oil produces two times more greenhouse gases per barrel than conventional oil.

If Keystone is built, it’ll mean such an additional reliance on dirty fossil fuels that leading climate scientist Dr. James Hansen has called the pipeline “game over” for avoiding catastrophic climate change.

And it isn’t just the Arctic that will suffer, of course. Already around the United States and across the globe we’re seeing heat records shattered; epic drought; rising sea levels; and deadly hurricanes, storms and tornadoes.

If we’re going to have a future for polar bears — and indeed all of us — we must meet the climate crisis head-on, and that starts with rejecting Keystone XL.

Learn more about Keystone XL and get more resources to help stop it.

 

 

Turkey photo in banner by Scott Bauer/USDA