Brigitte’s Pick: We’re making history – let your friends in on it!

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Hugh Paxton’s Blog always opens a Brigitte’s Pick post with a feeling of anticipation and foreboding. I am fully committed to free speech but Brigitte’s speech upon occasion might offend every liberal, left wing, Arab, Islamist militant, African, Englishman, Frog, Walmartian etc. on the planet. She is, in her defense, consistently funny and right. Extremely right!

This one from Brig came as a surprise! She’s gone Green!

Attagirl!

Read on and sign!

Hugh

From: Brigitte Alpers [mailto:imagine2@iway.na]
Subject: FW: We’re making history – let your friends in on it!

Dear friends,

I can sincerely say this is the most important petition we’ve ever done.

Sorry for the language, but one top scientist just warned that we are all "f*cked" if global warming releases gigantic amounts of methane gas from the arctic tundra. The UN knows this is one of several catastrophic climate threats we’re facing, and is bringing world leaders to New York for a major summit on this global emergency.

Hundreds of thousands of us will take to the streets for the People’s Climate March just before the summit. Let’s make sure that on that day we deliver the largest Avaaz petition ever, for the only solution: mobilize the world to shift to 100% clean energy. Click to sign the petition below and tell everyone:

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/100_clean_share_1_/?tNZtFhb

Here’s the petition:

To national, local, and international leaders:
Scientists warn us that climate change could accelerate beyond our control, threatening our survival and everything we love. We call on you to keep global temperature rise under the unacceptably dangerous level of 2 degrees C, by phasing out carbon pollution to zero. To achieve this, you must urgently forge realistic global, national and local agreements, to rapidly shift our societies and economies to 100% clean energy by 2050. Do this fairly, with support to the most vulnerable among us. Our world is worth saving and now is our moment to act. But to change everything, we need everyone. Join us.

Sign it here:

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/100_clean_share_1_/?tNZtFhb

Whether it’s the ‘arctic methane bomb’, the rapid acidification of our oceans, or apocalyptic flooding, climate change is the biggest threat humanity is facing, and we need the biggest petition ever to meet it. If we make it massive, the number of us who sign will be read out to all leaders at the summit, published in hundreds of media articles, and be delivered by our marches worldwide.

100% clean energy is a realistic goal. Already, 20% of the world’s electricity comes from clean energy, and solar power is cheaper than coal in many countries! We just need to get our leaders to agree to put their foot on the accelerator.

We’re gearing up for the largest climate mobilization in history on September 21. Already hundreds of events are organised and hundreds of thousands of people signed up. But the events are designed to deliver our petition to decision makers. Let’s make it the largest call to action ever. Join now and tell everyone – sign the petition below:

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/100_clean_share_1_/?tNZtFhb

We’re all different, and beautifully diverse. But whoever and wherever we are, climate change threatens everything we love, and brings all of us together. Let’s come together now.

With hope,

Ricken, Danny, Lisa, Judy, Alex, Iain, and the rest of the Avaaz team

PS – Every signature does count! Add your voice here :
https://secure.avaaz.org/en/100_clean_share_1_/?tNZtFhb

MORE INFORMATION:

Climate scientist drops the F-bomb (Salon)
http://www.salon.com/2014/08/06/climate_scientist_drops_the_f_bomb_after_startling_arctic_discovery/

EU to beat 2020 climate targets, split over 2030 ones (Reuters)
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/05/14/eu-carbon-idUKL6N0O06BG20140514

The most influential climate change paper today remains unknown to most people (Inside Climate News)
http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20140213/climate-change-science-carbon-budget-nature-global-warming-2-degrees-bill-mckibben-fossil-fuels-keystone-xl-oil?page=show

Floods, storms and searing heat for 2050 as TV forecasters imagine climate change (Reuters)
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/01/us-climatechange-idUSKBN0GW2OT20140901

IPCC climate change report: averting catastrophe is eminently affordable (The Guardian)
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/13/averting-climate-change-catastrophe-is-affordable-says-ipcc-report-un

Renewable energy capacity grows at fastest ever pace (The Guardian)
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/aug/28/renewable-energy-capacity-grows-fastest-ever-pace

Solar price parity arrives early (MSN)
http://money.msn.com/top-stocks/post.aspx?post=0040731b-4941-432a-b1bd-3b0a04149068

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