Target: U.S. President Barack Obama
Goal: Push for legislation to discourage the destruction of the world’s rainforests, the most biologically diverse ecosystems on the planet.
Every day the world’s tropical rainforests, the most lush and bio-diverse ecosystems on the planet, are burned, chopped, or blasted away by corporations looking for more land. Because of mining and oil interests, as well as unsustainable agricultural practices and logging, we continue to lose more of this rich environment for short term economic benefits. Companies that actively destroy natural resources should either be barred from the U.S. marketplace, or else face heavy taxes and fines for taking away something that belongs to the world at large.
Destroying complex environments like tropical rainforests not only kills off the local wildlife, but also damages all of the surrounding ecosystems, which in turn threatens the global ecosystem. In the end, businesses that hurt the rainforest hurt human kind; it might not be apparent for this generation or the next, but soon the natural world will be drastically different, and humans will suffer because of it. For the sake of all life on Earth, we need sanctions against companies that cause environmental damage.
President Obama has been outspoken in his support for improved environmental policy. He needs to get serious by pushing for legislation or taxes that discourage the destruction of natural resources anywhere, because it will always come back to affect all of us eventually. Tropical rainforests fill our atmosphere with oxygen, keep our oceans healthy, and support an enormous variety of wildlife, so protecting these ecosystems should be a top priority. Sign the petition to implore Obama to get serious about environmental preservation.
Dear President Obama,
Every day corporate interests burn away more of the Earth’s natural resources. The most lush and diverse ecosystems, such as tropical rainforests, are being cleared away for mining, drilling, and agriculture. With less and less rainforest, atmospheric carbon dioxide will build up faster while oxygen will gradually diminish, having a major negative effect on global climate change.
The U.S. continues to encourage corporate wastefulness and environmental destruction for short-term economic benefits. Even if the effects cannot be seen today, it won’t be long before this treatment of the environment comes around and hurts the American people, as well as all of humanity. Future generations will have no natural resources, and our economy will collapse if we don’t encourage sustainable practices everywhere. You have been outspoken about preserving the environment, please take action by pressuring Congress for taxes or legislation against businesses that damage the environment.
[Your Name Here]
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