Protect Our Earth

  • Week of August 6, 2017

Mother Nature has a more persuasive voice than any of us.
--Al Gore

Climate change is the greatest security threat of the 21st century
--Global Military Advisory Council

With the daily crisis in our political landscape, it’s easy to forget about the climate crisis, which threatens and affects all-of-us. As our military knows, climate change is the largest national and global security threat. As Senator Bernie Sanders reminded us, “The scientific community is telling us if we do not address the global crisis of climate change...the planet that we’re going to be leaving our kids and our grandchildren may well not be habitable”. This crisis looms larger each day. Our families, climate-change refugees, dying species, and Mother Earth can’t wait. All-of-us must make sure we don’t forget to fight for our only home. 

Here’s how:

  1. Watch Al Gore’s new documentary, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
  2. See if your mayor is a member of the Climate Mayors Network. If not, call and ask them to join. Use this script:

    Hi Mayor [xxx], My name is [Name], and I have been a resident of [City] for [length, optional]. I’m calling because I am concerned about the future of our city, state, and world as the impacts of climate change progress to a point of irreversible damage. 365 US mayors have signed on to adopt and uphold the Paris Climate Agreement, a treaty only 2 countries are not complicit with. Can I count on you to protect the safety of our future generations in [City] by joining the Climate Mayors Network and working to create a clean energy economy?

  3. Sign up to receive updates and actions from the Climate Mayors Network