Taking a Stand on Global Warming

Taking a Stand on Global Warming


This is Dr. James Hansen, one of the world’s leading climate scientists, calling on Americans to join him on March 2nd at the Capitol Power Plant in what is expected to be a massive non-violent protest demanding action on global warming.

A Call to Action on Global Warming from Dr. James Hansen from Greenpeace USA on Vimeo.

Some 2,000 people from across the country are expected to join Dr. Hansen at Congress’s own coal-fired power plant in Southeast Washington, DC — maybe many more if the expected crowd of 10,000 at the Power Shift conference in DC ending the day before gets duly fired up. Of all the fossil fuels, coal is the single biggest contributor to global warming. Burning coal cuts short at least 24,000 lives in the US annually, inflicts catastrophic damage to the landscape and water supplies, and jeopardizes the lives of miners. Furthermore, the coal ash spill in Tennessee makes it clear that there is no adequate means of safely storing coal combustion waste.

Find out more about how you can join and support the protest.

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