Sign our petition encouraging President-elect Obama to go to the climate talks in Poland
Two days before the election, a Greenpeace volunteer asked now-President-elect Obama if he would attend the international climate treaty talks in Poland this December. Check it out:
While we applaud Obama's commitment to the U.S. being represented, it would send a much stronger signal to the international community that the U.S. is serious about tackling climate change if the President-elect were to go himself. Sign our petition urging Obama to go to the climate talks!
The petition reads as follows:
Congratulations, President-elect Obama, on your election to the White House. You’ve run an inspired campaign and gotten millions of Americans involved in their government again.
Along the way, you’ve committed to being a leader in the fight to stop global warming. Thank you. Your plan to build a new American economy based on renewable energy and to put a limit on global warming pollution could not come at a more important time. You have my support and the support of millions of Americans who understand the threat that global warming poses.
Over the last 8 years, the US has lost much of its respect in the world—not only as a result of the disastrous war in Iraq, but also because of our refusal to take action on global warming. Today more than ever, the world needs a leader in the fight to save the climate. And you can signal a new day of American leadership by personally attending the UN climate talks in Poland this December. Let the world know that the US is committed to doing what science says: cut global warming 25-40% below 1990 levels by 2020 and 80% by 2050.
With your election, Greenpeace and the American people are looking forward to a new era. We must end the days when fossil fuel companies are allowed to buy and sell our government, and begin an age when serious threats like global warming are acted on quickly and responsibly.