Sign the Live Earth Pledge
I was skeptical, at first, of the usefulness of the Live Earth concerts Al Gore is mustering this weekend as a way to mobilize action to reverse global warming and prevent disastrous climate change. But maybe concerts can raise awareness. It’s worked with hunger campaigns, Farm Aid, and more. And I am impressed with the 7 point Live Earth Pledge–and Gore has been persuasive enough that major U.S. Democratic leaders have signed up including Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Majority leader Harry Reid (D-AZ), Democratic National Chair Howard Dean, and almost all the Democratic presidential candidates. Here’s the pledge: I PLEDGE
1.To demand that my country join an international treaty within the next 2 years that cuts global warming pollution by 90% in developed countries and by more than half worldwide in time for the next generation to inherit a healthy earth;
2.To take personal action to help solve the climate crisis by reducing my own CO2 pollution as much as I can and offsetting the rest to become “carbon neutral;”
3.To fight for a moratorium on the construction of any new generating facility that burns coal without the capacity to safely trap and store the CO2;
4.To work for a dramatic increase in the energy efficiency of my home, workplace, school, place of worship, and means of transportation;
5.To fight for laws and policies that expand the use of renewable energy sources and reduce dependence on oil and coal;
6.To plant new trees and to join with others in preserving and protecting forests; and,
7.To buy from businesses and support leaders who share my commitment to solving the climate crisis and building a sustainable, just, and prosperous world for the 21st century.
If you can sign that pledge, click here and then tell your friends–and act on the pledge.
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