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
  • 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

  • HR 3671 (Gabard-HI02) Off Fossil Fuels For a Better Future Act (OFF Act)
  • HR 2001 (Cartwright-PA17) Hydrofracking Environment Regulation
  • HR 2059 (Polis-CO02) Breathe Act
  • HR 2000 (Cartwright-PA17) - Cleaner Act of 2017

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
Ken Jones
Damien Luzzo

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Stop Global Warming Calls

  • 02-02-2016 Stop Global Warming
    Listen to this great call with special guests Mark Schlosberg, the National Organizing Director Food & Water Watch, Andrea Miller, the Executive Director of People Demanding Action, and Britten Cleveland, of the North Carolina Sierra Club.
  • 01-05-2016 Stop Global Warming
    This month the team welcomes author and founder of the nonprofit Liology Institute, Jeremy Lent, along with Jean Su, Staff Attorney for the Center for Biological Diversity to discuss the outcome of the Paris Climate Talks. Additionally, we welcomed Richard Mathews, Candidate for CA Senate District 27, Progressive Leader, and Porter Ranch Organizer; along with Henry Stern, Senior Counsel to CA State Senator Fran Pavley and Candidate For CA Senate District 27. Lastly, special guest Joel Segal, National Director, Justice Action Mobilization Network and founding member of PDAmerica introduces HR 540 for endorsement.
  • 11-03-2015 Stop Global Warming
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