Sign here to call on President Obama and other world leaders to keep fossil fuels in the ground and finance a just transition to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. We'll stream your name along with thousands of others in an online show of solidarity at this weekend's big global climate march!
In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, my first impulse was to go back to normal. So I watched a presidential debate with at least a few of you, and I talked about politics and the environment with lots of people.*
But we also had to decide if we were still going to Paris. And if we did, what would we do there (and be allowed to do)? French authorities have banned big public marches and rallies due to security concerns, so there won’t be a Paris repeat of the People's Climate March in New York last year.
But that doesn't mean our voices wont be heard. In fact it makes it even more important that the whole world join together and take action right now. As Bill McKibben just said, "The problem is global warming, we have a global movement, and now we need to show it."
Here's a quick way you can show your support: Sign on to our "Virtual Climate March" support, and we'll stream your name along with thousands of others as part of an online show of solidarity. Together we'll call on President Obama and other world leaders to keep fossil fuels in the ground and finance a just transition to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050.
Once you sign, you'll be redirected to a page where you can get info about solidarity marches planned all over the world this weekend. And you can share the action with your online networks . There are more than 2,000 rallies scheduled around the world, so for most people there will be an event or action near you -- and if there isn’t, you can volunteer to organize one yourself.
From a quick photo with a few friends, to a massive march in the streets of D.C., San Francisco or London -- by signing on and standing up together, we'll show our leaders that we're demanding action in Paris.
Whether you can march or not this weekend, I hope you'll sign the petition to be included in a massive, worldwide action for everyone who wanted to march in Paris and can't due to the security concerns. This year is on pace to be the hottest year in earth’s recorded history. Communities all around the world are counting on the Paris summit to deliver results, and for the U.S. to lead the way to action.
Show President Obama and everyone in Paris that you're standing with them by signing our virtual march petition today, and then RSVP to join or host an event this weekend if you can.
Drew and the Climate Action crew at Environmental Action
PS - You can also chip in to support our teams of activists going to Paris:
* Read my full blog post on the Paris attacks here.