Climate Crisis, USA Join the World!
A Call for an Action Campaign on Global Warming;
A Day of Action on December 3, 2005
From November 28th to December 9th representatives from 150 or more nations will be meeting at a Climate Conference in Montreal, Canada. The vast majority of those present will be signers of the Kyoto Protocol on global warming. They will be discussing the latest developments with this deepening world crisis and what should be done about it.
The representatives of the United States government, however, will be present working behind the scenes to try to block any positive action. This is the role they have played for several years.
We are outraged that our government has taken this obstructionist approach to one of, if not the, most critical and urgent issues of our time. Powerful dirty energy corporations like Exxon/Mobil are calling the shots on U.S. energy policy. Resources and lives are being wasted in a tragic war instead of going into energy conservation and development of clean, safe energy that would end our reliance on Middle East oil while generating millions of new jobs.
We must stand up and take action now! This fall let's mobilize a nationwide, grassroots education and action campaign leading up to mass demonstrations in Montreal and throughout the U.S. on Saturday, December 3rd. Help gather signatures for the Peoples Ratification of the Kyoto Global Warming Treaty www.kyotoandbeyond.org, which will be presented in Montreal. Join Climate Crisis, USA Join the World as we call for:
- U.S.A., Join the World by Ratifying the Kyoto Protocol
- Support and Export Clean, Safe, Non-Nuclear Energy Alternatives
- End Government Subsidies for Oil and Coal Corporations
- Dramatically Strengthen Energy Conservation and Fuel Efficiency Standards
- A Just Transition for Workers, Indigenous and Other Communities Affected by a Change to Clean Energy
- Defend the World's Forests; Support Community-Run Tree Planting Campaigns
This organizing campaign in the United States is part of an international effort. A call has been issued and organizing is underway for demonstrations on December 3rd in many other countries around the world.
There are a variety of events that we are encouraging and will help organize. Leading up to December 3rd local groups can organize house parties, forums, teach-ins, conferences or town meetings. You can circulate the Kyoto and Beyond petition. We will be putting together a listing of resources that can provide information and analysis on the climate crisis and what can be done about it.
We urge widespread participation in this urgently needed campaign!