StopGlobalWarming.org

Join the 1,454,139 supporters of the Stop Global Warming Virtual March, and become part of the movement to demand our leaders freeze and reduce carbon dioxide emissions now. We are all contributors to global warming and we all need to be part of the solution.

The Stop Global Warming Virtual March is a non-political effort to declare that global warming is here now and it’s time to act.
This is a movement about change, as individuals, as a country, and as a global community.

Stephen Schneider (1945-2010)

As a climate scientist who has worked for over 3 decades to get cost-effective and environmentally sound policies implemented to slow global warming and air pollution at the same time, I am heartened that over 150 American cities and a dozen or more states are implementing money saving and health-beneficial policies to reverse our joy ride toward unsustainability. It is about time our federal government caught up with the vast network of citizens, local and state governments and joined with the many nations that have ratified the international treaty to cut global greenhouse gasses. Yet, the worlds biggest economy and largest emitter has told the world we don’t want to play as it is economically inconvenient for some special intersts. But what of the inconvenience to residents of coastal areas facing flooding and severe storms, farm communities facing extremes of drought and flood, residents in forests and grassland areas facing increased likelihood of wild fires, and all of us facing the potential extinction of a frightenng number of wild species. To ignore those risks for short term protection of some big fossil fuel producers and oversized car manufacturers is not a legacy we will be proud of when our children and grandchildren are forced to adapt to an increasingly stressful climatic environment, and ask what we did in this generation to slow down the juggernaut. We can reverse this march to unsustainability with smart policies that focus on fair and cost-effective actions like energy efficiency, hybridization of our transportation fleet, more renewable energy systems and cooperative agreements with other countries to share technological improvements and provide incentives to use less of the polluting means and more of the green technologies.. This virtual march might be able to slow down that dangerous march to unsustainability we are all part of by virtue of lack of vision and leadership. Let’s change that, and collective action is one major way. If you want to learn more, I have maintained a very comprehensive website on all these issues and more:>
stephenschneider.stanford.edu