IF YOU DIDN'T MAKE IT TO COPENHAGEN, THERE'S PLENTY TO DO BACK HOME
Didn’t make it to Copenhagen? That’s OK — there’s plenty to do stateside.
On Thursday, December 10, President Obama will receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Before he heads off to Copenhagen next week for the most important international meeting on climate change in history, please take one minute to call the White House at (202) 456-1111 to congratulate him on the Nobel Prize and to let him know that the world's inhabitants — people, animals, and plants — are relying on his bold leadership to take on the greatest threat of our time: catastrophic global warming. Tell him we must cut CO2 emissions by 45 percent below 1990 levels by 2020, rather than the 3-percent cut he has pledged to take with him to Copenhagen.
In addition to your calls, we will be delivering petitions to the White House and Senate offices with nearly 30,000 signatures. The signatures are from Center supporters such as yourselves who are calling for a climate agreement that sets an overall cap on atmospheric carbon dioxide levels of no more than 350 parts per million; maintains and uses the Clean Air Act's ability to regulate critical polluters; and eliminates or greatly reduces offsets and other loopholes.
It's essential we get it right the first time. This may be our only chance.
Want even more to do? On Friday, December 11, starting at 4:00 p.m. in San Francisco, the Center, 350.org, volunteers with Organizing for America, and Greenpeace are cosponsoring a vigil that will take place in front of the office of Senator Diane Feinstein, corner of Post and Montgomery. We’ll sign and deliver letters to Senator Feinstein supporting a 350 target to avoid global warming catastrophe — a goal that requires CO2 emissions-reduction targets far stronger than the 17 percent below 2005 levels by 2020 announced by President Obama. We’ll also deliver photos we’ve compiled from people across the world who support the 350 goal, and we’ll march from the senator’s office to the Civic Center.
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