Readers – Could You Please Do Me A Big Favor?

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I have a favor to ask, and it will only take you about 3 minutes at most…

My friend Colin over at No Impact Man is meeting with his Congressional Representative next Friday to discuss a non-binding resolution for the House of Representatives, asserting that we need a climate change mitigation policy, and prior to his visit he would like to have as many copies of a letter emailed to both his Representative, Jerrold Nadler, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

I have already sent my email; if you guys have a second and could help Colin out and send the following email to Jerrold Nadler and Nancy Pelosi, we would really appreciate it. To try to encourage you guys, Colin is giving away some copies of Morgan Spurlock’s “What Would Jesus Buy?”…good stuff. Anyway, if you could just simply cut and paste the email below, making sure to substitute in your name, mailing address and email address, and send it to

noimpactman+nadler+pelosi@gmail.com

(it looks like a weird email address but, don’t worry, it will work). Thanks everyone!

Dear Representative Nadler and Speaker Pelosi–

Thank you for your hard work on behalf of the people of the United States. It is indisputable that the health, happiness and security of the American people depends upon the well-being of our planetary habitat. It is also indisputable that the anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases is causing changes in our habitat that will adversely effect Americans on every level–from our health to our economy.

On May 30, Colin Beavan aka No Impact Man will visit Representative Nadler to express to him support for a number of climate change mitigation policies that are much stronger than those currently passing through Congress. Please consider this a letter of support for the measures Colin Beavan will be advocating.

Specifically, I support Colin Beavan in requesting that Representative Nadler and Speaker Pelosi both, together or separately:

  • Introduce, as soon as possible, a non-binding resolution to the
    House of Representatives asserting that we need a climate change
    mitigation policy that accords not with what is politically possible
    but what is scientifically necessary–a goal of no more than 350 ppm of
    atmospheric carbon dioxide (read why here). Furthermore, this resolution
    should assert that the United States must collaborate with the
    international community to achieve an effective successor to the Kyoto
    Protocol that will achieve the 350 goal or better (depending on how the science progresses).
  • Pledge to support the 1sky.org policy platform that also includes creating
    five million green jobs (through, for example, weatherizing our
    buildings and manufacturing solar panels and windmills) and placing a
    moratorium on the building of new coal power plants.
  • Push for the introduction of new and the
    strengthening of currently pending climate change legislation to
    reflect the crucial 350 goal. This means, at the very least, aiming for
    an 80% reduction in climate emissions below 1990 levels by 2050 and a
    25% reduction by 2020.

Yours sincerely,

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