Center for Biological Diversity

Media Advisory, September 26, 2016

Contact: Bill Snape, (202) 536-9351,  

Outside Presidential Debate, 'Frostpaw the Polar Bear' to Urge Climate Action

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.— Following the hottest summer in recorded history, the Center for Biological Diversity’s Frostpaw the Polar Bear will call for urgent action against global warming outside tonight's first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump at Hofstra University.

Holding a sign reading “Who Will Protect My Home?” Frostpaw will urge both candidates to announce plans for strong new measures to cut pollution and ward off the worst effects of climate change.

"America's next president will be responsible for averting climate chaos,” said Bill Snape, senior counsel at the Center. “To protect polar bears, people and our planet's very web of life, the United States must take stronger strong action to cut carbon pollution and leave dirty fossil fuels in the ground.” 

What: Frostpaw the Polar Bear and other climate activists will hold signs outside the first presidential debate urging both candidates to fight global warming.

Where: Outside the presidential debate at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex, Hofstra University, 245 North Hofstra Avenue, Hempstead, NY.

When: Monday, Sept. 26, from 5 p.m. to the start of the debate.

Media Availability: Frostpaw and other Center activists are available for interviews. Contact Bill Snape.

August marked 16 consecutive months of record-breaking heat for the globe, and this summer was the hottest in recorded history, according to scientists with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

As global warming has worsened, the Center has urged President Barack Obama and other world leaders to leave dirty fossil fuels in the ground and cut greenhouse pollution from airplanes and other unregulated sources.

Frostpaw has shown up around the country — from Alaska and Hawaii to Martha’s Vineyard and Washington, D.C. — urging President Obama to take strong action on climate.

The Center for Biological Diversity is a national, nonprofit conservation organization with more than 1.1 million members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places.

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