- Location: CA
- Marching Since: September 21, 2005
Every business needs to take action to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming. The recent devastation in New Orleans – and the increasing intensity of tropical storms in general – is a sign of what global warming can bring us and, alas, it is not the only sign. Rapid climate change deeply undermines the resiliency and adaptability of ecosystems.>
The new climatic instability increases the vulnerability of the wild places we love and are working to save or restore – and places less wild, like a favorite stretch of dappled river, lupine-studded alpine meadow, or secret fishing hole.
The consequences of global warming also threaten the lives of millions of human beings, and the living of many more. We must act now to reduce the harm – and begin to plan now how to deal with the consequences.
We agree with the message of StopGlobalWarming.org, and we like its broad base of shoulder-to-shoulder marchers, from Robert Kennedy, Jr. to John McCain, from Hillary Rodham Clinton to Arnold Schwarzenegger. It’s a good first step for citizens of all stripes to name global warming as a reality – and to shout it to the rooftops. We encourage all our friends and customers to join us on this march.
Taking action, in ways large and small, public and personal, is even more important. A number of environmental organizations have worked for years to educate us all on how to help tamp the fires of global warming. Check out the Web sites of Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Sierra Club, Greenpeace and Rainforest Action Network to find out things you can do, further steps you can take.