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Climate change movement underway

7:54 PM, Apr. 18, 2013  |  Comments
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Climate change is in all of our backyards and we all have a role to play in addressing this issue. A grassroots worldwide movement is underway and you are invited to join.

Effective campaigns include divestment of fossil fuels from college endowments (over 300 proposed) much like the apartheid movement. This divestment strategy has moved to churches, the divestment of Wisconsin Public Employee Retirement Fund, city governments and is spreading.

Canadian tar sands oil pipeline, Keystone XL, across the U.S. to the gulf is proposed. A showdown is expected this spring/ summer. James Hansen, NASA climate scientist, says "essentially game over" for our climate if this project goes through and this dirty oil is used. Over 53,000 individuals have pledged civil disobedience if the pipeline is allowed to be built. President Barack Obama needs to hear we do not want this.

While there are many champions of this movement, Bill McKibben, 350.org and Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign deserve special attention to help us learn, organize and act.

While I appreciate two articles on climate change by the Press-Gazette , I hope for more coverage.

John Hermanson

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