Bold Action on Climate Change is Called For Now in America and on Earth
By Laurie David,
Stop.Global.Warming.org, June 21, 2013
Seven years ago, An Inconvenient Truth kicked off a global conversation about climate change. Ever since, we can’t go a week without seeing another headline about Mother Nature’s dark side.
In 2012, 3,257 monthly records for heat, rain and snow were shattered in the US alone. More than $188 billion in damage has been caused by severe weather events in 2011 and 2012. And, scientists say its only going to get worse.
Our friends at TakePart (the digital division of Participant Media) recently sat down with former Vice President Al Gore and Jeff Skoll, one of the film’s exec producers, and asked them what they think will happen next. Check out the video.
For the anniversary of An Inconvenient Truth, TakePart is asking, “What do we know now that we didn’t know then?” to keep the spotlight on this evolving and accelerating threat.
Visit TakePart.com for more.
Coal burning power plants are responsible for about a third of all greenhouse gas emissions in the US.
As President Obama commented in a speech in Berlin Wednesday:
“This is the global threat of our time. And for the sake of future generations, our generation must move toward a global compact to confront a changing climate before it is too late. That is our job. That is our task. We have to get to work.”
For more on the policy changes afoot, visit StopGlobalWarming.org.