This is the first step toward passing landmark climate legislation this year. If we succeed, we will make a critical investment in our children's ecological and economic futures.
If we fail? Well, we cannot fail.
Please make an emergency donation to the Environmental Defense Fund campaign to stop global warming action and transform the American economy.
In case there's any doubt about what's at stake, here is what 2500 scientists said just weeks ago at a global climate science conference:
Recent observations confirm that, given high rates of observed emissions, the worst-case IPCC scenario trajectories (or even worse) are being realized. For many key parameters, the climate system is already moving beyond the patterns of natural variability within which our society and economy have developed and thrived. These parameters include global mean surface temperature, sea-level rise, ocean and ice sheet dynamics, ocean acidification, and extreme climatic events. There is a significant risk that many of the trends will accelerate, leading to an increasing risk of abrupt or irreversible climatic shifts.Please: Give $5 toward the future of your children. $10 if you have grandchildren. If you are flush, then give what you can afford. This is the beginning of the last battle for the future of the Earth.
Will it end well because we take timely action or end badly as the ocean encroaches on the land and extremes in weather have made climate refugees out of most of the citizens of the world? The end has not been written. We will write it with our actions.