Obama and You Must Act on Climate Now
The world is now clear that we live in times of great peril. Economies cannot exist without ecology. And this is why in this moment of economic shame, the best investment [ark] is to put all resources at the human family's disposal into solving climate change [search] and related global ecological crises including deforestation, dead oceans and water scarcity. We will almost certainly not get another chance beyond Obama — he must act on climate now [ark].
President Obama can immediately start regulating carbon dioxide as a pollutant under the Clean Air Act [search] while rejecting Canadian tar sands [ark]. U.S. government renewable energy investments can be increased by an order of magnitude right now. And he can commit the resources, brain-power and full political might of his office and America to a comprehensive international treaty of shared yet differentiated national responsibilities to reign in emissions, to be finalized at the Copenhagen climate summit [search] at the end of the year.
Failure at this moment to respond with trillions in investments for renewable energy, efficiency and conservation as well as committing to ending coal and old growth logging will mean collapse into savagery and extinction for humans, and most, if not all complex life. Those that demean these aptly apocalyptic predictions [ark] do not fully understand ecology and biological requirements for life. They threaten our shared survival and will need to be dealt with accordingly. Obama and you must act on climate now. Being depends on it.