Wednesday, 06 April 2016 00:00

Stop Global Warming

Written by Russell Greene

No issue reveals more clearly the flaws of the U.S. political-economic system than global warming. Greed and corporate power dominate the public good, and impose nearsighted focus on short term profits instead of serving our long-term needs and the welfare of future generations.

Stop Global Warming is part of PDA's Protect the Earth platform. The team works on the following issues:

  • Climate Change
  • Carbon Tax
  • Green Energy (solar/wind)
  • End Fracking
  • Nuclear Free

Facts

  • Utilities make local ratepayers pay for damage the companies cause
  • Tax breaks and rebates for Solar and Wind have expired – just when we need them the most
  • Fracking, and more, in our areas

Stop Global Warming Statistics

  • Carbon dioxide in our atmosphere:
    -   We must achieve = 350 parts per million
    -   Beginning of industrial revolution= 290 ppm
    -   Today = 396 ppm
  • September Arctic Sea ice is declining at a rate of 11.5% per decade - ocean levels have risen about 3.16 mm per year in the past 10 years
  • 75% of Americans support a carbon tax

Team Accomplishments

Legislation Our Team Has Endorsed

  • S1135 (Casey-PA); HR 1921 (DeGette-CO01) Frac Act
  • HR 1175 (Cartwright-PA17) Hydrofracking Environment Regulation
  • HR 1154 (Polis-CO02) Breathe Act
  • HR 2825 (Cartwright-PA17) - Cleaner Act of 2013
  • HR 4754 (McDermott-WA07) Managed Carbon Price Act of 2014

How You Can Get Involved

Coalition Partners

iMatter Kids vs. Global Warming, 350.org, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Hip Hop Caucus, Grist, Climate Progress, Food and Water Watch

Issue Team Leaders

Russell Greene
James Handley
Barbara Warren
Ben Ptashnik
Ken Jones
Damien Luzzo

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