Taking It to the Streets for Climate Stabilization Now!
The world's first global protest to combat global warming occurred yesterday and was a smashing success. For the first time the world's citizens took to the streets to express grave concern with the climatic system collapsing under the weight of global greenhouse gas pollution — and the failure of leadership particulary by Mr. Bush and Mr. Blair.
The road ahead is long and difficult. The Kyoto protocol only reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 5.2% when we need 50-80% reductions by 2050 if we are to have any chance to stabilize climate within a safe range. But an important threshold has been broken – people are protesting the climate criminals and demanding their leaders take action (even as individuals, states and others do so on their own).
ClimateArk's network took part in a virtual demonstration in support of marchers in 30 countries around the world. Several thousand people sent hundreds of thousands of email protest messages on December 3rd! We are continuing the Take Action to Stop Global Warming email protest until the conference ends, and have updated the background and email text accordingly.
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More than 100,000 people took to the streets in more than 30 countries yesterday, in the first world-wide demonstration to press for action to combat global warming.