Our elected representatives will only vote for change if we, theirconstituents, make it clear that strong action is needed now. Urge them to vote infavor of strong protections for the world’s oceans through dramaticreductions in CO2. Here are just a few of the things you can do about the urgent problem of ocean acidification. Please check often; we’ll be adding to this regularly.
JUNE 16TH…POLITICAL ACTION ALERT..CLIMATE CHANGE BILL BEFORE CONGRESS…
NOW is the time to make your voice heard. The American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES), is being negotiated by Congress right now. Why is this important? It’s probably the last chance we will have to make sure that the United States goes to the COP 15 negotiation in Copenhagen this December in a leadership position with a national climate change plan of our own. While it may not be a perfect bill, it’s a critical start, and its opponents are making their voices heard so we have to be even louder. Our representatives have to know that there is no choice, we must pass the ACES now!
Here are some ways you can contribute:
There is a fax campaign going on right now in support of the ACES at 1Sky
EMAIL your representative today urging a YES vote. Here’s a form courtesy of the League of Conservation Voters.
We Can Solve It has a number of ways you can make your voice heard, from letters to the editor to meeting with your elected representatives.
MoveOn.org has a petition to protect the Clean Air Act within the bill.
ARRANGE A SCREENING!
Spearhead a screening of A Sea Change for World Ocean Day.
Subscribe to the Ocean Acidification blog sponsored by EPOCA, the European Project on Ocean Acidification.
Participate in the International Day of Climate Action 350.org is organizing, a distributed day of events for October 24, uniting the world around a common call to action
Learn more about climate change issues. Excellent places to start:
Center for Biological Diversity Climate Solutions page, both political and personal
Climate Change Education, a portal with scores of resources about climate change/global warming
CO2 Now, where you can see most current atmospheric carbon dioxide levels and find information about their implications
Ride your bike, car pool, or take public transportation instead of driving alone.
Add a twibbion to your Twitter persona, counting down to COP-15:
Add your own suggestions for action items below in the comments section.