Combat Climate Change by Protecting Old Growth Forests

Target: Joseph Biden, President of the United States

Goal: Halt timber sales in old growth forests.

Despite the environmental pledges of President Biden, his administration has allowed for continued timber sales in a number of old growth forests. This directly counters his previously stated goals to protect the environment and fight climate change.

Old growth forests are a critical ecosystem because they are both incredibly diverse and well established. Many species of plant and animal benefit from this environment, for example the endangered spotted owl throughout Oregon and Washington. Beyond their importance as an irreplaceable ecosystem, old growth forests also serve as a significant carbon sinks. The high number of large and mature trees are able to remove significant amounts of carbon from our atmosphere. Protecting these forests needs to be a priority as we move forward against climate change.

The Biden administration should live up to its pledges to protect the environment and address climate change. It should not be contributing to the continued destruction and active removal of the natural resources we have to combat the climate crisis.  Sign below to call on President Biden to honor his word and protect us all from the climate crisis.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Biden,

Throughout your presidential candidacy you repeatedly made pledges to protect the environment and address climate change. Your administration continuing to allow for timber sales in old growth forests is in direct contradiction to these pledges.

The climate crisis is here, it is happening now, and we cannot afford to lose anymore of our old growth forests. They not only serve as a critical ecosystem for many vulnerable animals, like the spotted owl, but they are actively removing carbon from our environment. You must do whatever is necessary to protect these irreplaceable forests.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Patte David, USFWS


6 Comments

  1. Gilda Provenzano says:

    Watch American Sadism by Chris Hedges.

  2. We need old growth forests. They store carbon and keep it out of the atmosphere, and breathe CO2, which also lessens the carbon load. But besides the mechanics of a forest, there is the fact that they create habitat and food for wildlife and produce oxygen. One overlooked asset, is that they enrich our lives with their beauty.

  3. Save our forests

  4. Surely this is a no-brainer? Too many old men running the world who won’t have to live with the consequences of their lack of action.

  5. Urszula Lund says:

    Stop this EXTREME ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME !

  6. ANIMAL AGRICULTURE IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF:
    CLIMATE CHANGE
    DEFORESTATION
    SPECIES EXTINCTION
    WATER DEPLETION
    WATER POLLUTION
    OCEAN DEAD ZONES
    OCEAN PLASTICS
    WORLD HUNGER
    PANDEMIC

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