Target: President Barack Obama
Goal: Take a stand against climate change and ensure the safety of the polar bear.
The polar bear is in danger of global extinction. As a result of climate change, the polar bear has experienced starvation, loss of habitat, and even drowning as they must swim farther and farther distances between outcroppings of solid ice. Many bears have been shot by villagers when the animals, stuck on remote islands and unable to reach any other land, have entered villages looking for food. Some have been so desperate for sustenance that they have resorted to cannibalism.
It is believed that polar bears could go extinct by the end of the current century if current rates of climate change remain the same. President Obama’s Clean Power Plan is a step in the right direction; 35 states have set renewable energy targets, and 25 have set energy efficiency targets. More states must set these targets, in addition to bold emissions caps, to adequately address the climate issue. Furthermore, stricter national standards are also needed.
Drastic action is needed by our government to stop current rates of climate change and preserve the habitat of the polar bear. A broader, bolder federal plan is needed to curb greenhouse gases and develop new carbon sequestration techniques. Demand that the president put the full force of the federal government behind the polar bear.
Dear President Obama,
Polar bears are dying at alarming rates and are facing global extinction by the end of the century. These animals are starving, experiencing habitat loss, resorting to cannibalism, and often drowning as they attempt to swim increasingly long distances between ice outcroppings. Climate change is causing this crisis.
We, the undersigned, ask that you place the full strength of the federal government behind the polar bear. We commend you for developing the Clean Power Plan but believe that more drastic and urgent action is needed. Every state must set bolder emissions caps and efficiency targets, and bolder national goals are also required. Prioritize the polar bear and commit to taking bolder action against climate change.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Alan Wilson