Climate change is real, dangerous, and happening now. Not asking about it during a Presidential debate is a moral and political failure of the highest order.
If the Presidential debates won't take climate change seriously, we must do it for them. Join us!
- When: Monday, October 17th at 6:00pm ET
- Where: Online -- at this link.
- Who: Bill McKibben (co-founder of 350.org), Ricot Jean-Pierre (Programming Director at PAPDA - the Haitian Platform to Advocate Alternative Development), Xiuhtezcatl Martinez (Youth Director of Earth Guardians), and Yong Jung Cho (co-founder of #AllOfUs2016). May Boeve, executive director of 350 Action, will moderate.
Building new fossil fuel infrastructure now is dangerous and amounts to climate denial. Both candidates -- but especially the one who says they believe in climate change -- should be opposing coal, oil and gas, and standing with folks like those fighting Dakota Access to stop new fossil fuel development, and rapidly transition to 100% renewable energy.
This country -- actually, this entire planet -- deserves a real climate debate. If the candidates won't have it, we will.
Bill McKibben is a founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org and the Schumann Distinguished Professor in Residence at Middlebury College in Vermont.
Ricot Jean-Pierre has worked since 1997 as the Director of Programming at PAPDA - the Haitian Platform to Advocate Alternative Development, a coalition of nine Haitian organizations working together to promote the emergence of a new Haiti, through its diverse thematic areas, including external debt, food sovereignty, participatory democracy, climate justice and solidarity economy.
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez (his first name pronounced ‘Shoe-Tez-Caht’) is a 16 year old indigenous climate activist, hip-hop artist, and a powerful voice on the front lines of a global youth-led environmental movement. He is a plaintiff in a lawsuit against the Obama administration for their failure to protect the atmosphere for their future.
Yong Jung Cho is a leader with #AllofUs2016, a new multi-racial millennial movement confronting racist Republicans and Wall Street Democrats. Yong Jung was the campaign coordinator for 350.org where she managed 350 Action's birddogging campaign during the presidential primary season.