Deadline is November 18th – Act Today!
The world’s preeminent climate scientist, Dr. James Hansen, warned that full exploitation of the tar sands in Canada would be “game over for the climate.” Nonetheless, the Trump administration is intent on pushing forward for the Keystone XL pipeline, the climate and our future be damned. Unfortunately, the controversy surrounding the Keystone XL pipeline isn’t a game. Climate change isn’t some far-off, distant threat. Right now, it’s emptying the water in our rivers, pushing us into catastrophic wildfire seasons, and causing thermometers to burst through record temperatures across the globe.
You can do something. Today, you can sign on to a petition that will go directly to the U.S. State Department, and tell them that you want the Keystone XL pipeline stopped in its tracks. The State Department is producing a supplemental draft environmental impact statement (SDEIS), and so it’s a critical juncture to speak up and to encourage your friends and neighbors to do the same.
Remarkably, the SDEIS clearly states that “Fossil fuel combustion is the predominant source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, accounting for nearly 77 percent of cumulative greenhouse gas emissions since 1990.” Remarkably, the SDEIS also states that in order to limit global temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius it “would require the share of fossil fuels in primary energy demand to decrease in half by 2050, with renewable sources meeting 65 percent of the world’s energy needs.”
We don’t have much time left. At this juncture, we don’t need words without action. We don’t need a feeble recognition of a very serious problem, and then a decision to continue business as usual. We need serious change. Please take a few minutes, and ask the state department to select the “No Action Alternative,” meaning that the pipeline will not get built.
Stopping the Keystone XL pipeline is one of the most important things we can do to stop runaway global warming.