Demand President Obama Fight Climate Change

Target: President Barack Obama

Goal: Urge President Obama to take meaningful action on climate change as outlined in his second inaugural address.

President Obama, in his second inaugural address, has promised to finally address climate change, saying:

“We, the people, still believe that our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity.  We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations.  Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires and crippling drought and more powerful storms.”

These are powerful words. However, Obama has made similar statements in the past, only to falter in his efforts to do something about global climate change. After an initial push to take action in 2009 that came to nothing, he stopped focusing on the issue, thanks in part to distraction from the healthcare debate and the state of the economy.  But that did not stop the continuing change of the climate, and ignoring the threats posed by climate change did nothing to mitigate them.

Advocates for the environment were rightfully disappointed by Obama’s first-term environment policies. Now that his second term has officially begun, Obama must live up to his promises and lead the world’s most powerful nation to set a global example on climate change policy.

By signing the petition below, you will help push President Obama to take meaningful action in government to fight climate change and show leadership on the issue.

PETITION LETTER

Dear Mr. President,

I applaud the statements you made on climate change in your second inaugural address, including the promise to act on this major issue. You said: “We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations.”

Your record so far on climate change has disappointed many in America and the world, but we continue to hope that you will take a much stronger stance in your new term of office. Now is the time to make good on your words and act on climate change.

I am writing to urge you to begin taking actions and pressuring the government to move on climate change issues quickly and forcefully. Please let your legacy be one of a president that put the country and the world on track to avoid the direst threats of climate change.

Sincerely,

[Your name here]

Photo credit: Threat to Democracy via flickr

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  1. Stacey Taylor says:

    Dear President OBama. I read all of your books and voted for you because of the insight I gained about you from reading those books. I believe you are a man that truly and deeply understands and cares. PLEASE, stop MONSANTO and any other biotech company that is changing the genetic make up of our food chain. ESPECIALLY now that they have bought the bee company. We (Americans) will not be here for our children’s children if you do not stop this now. The biotechs are killing us as their wallets get fatter but what difference will that make when we are NO MORE. Please stop this madness. Don’t let them change the salmon, the oats, the alfalfa and everything they have already ruined needs to be disposed of NOW. PLease help humanity!

  2. Anything that affects animals affects me. Please sign this bill! Thanks.

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