Friday, November 15, 2013

Three Actions To Stand With The Philippines and Call for Action on Climate

Friends,

I'm at the UN Climate Talks in Warsaw, and I need your help to stand in solidarity with the Filipino people. In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, we have an opportunity to take real action on climate change at the UN and and domestically in the US.

I ask everyone reading this blogpost to take three actions:

1) Sign the petition in support of the Philippines and real climate action at the UN:
Please sign this petition in support of the Philippines and Yeb Sano, the Filipino commissioner who gave a rousing speech on Monday calling for real action on climate change at the UN Climate Talks. See below for an excerpt from Yeb's speech:


Sign the petition here: https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Stand_with_the_Philippines/?dXQRMbb

2) Join the solidarity #FastForTheClimate and donate to relief efforts for the Philippines:
Commissioner Sano has been on a #FastForTheClimate since Monday, committing himself to consume nothing but fluids until the end of COP19 on November 22.


I have chosen to join in the solidarity fast during COP hours (~8 am - 10 pm), and five members of my SustainUS delegation are also fasting.  People all around the world are also joining Yeb in a #FastForTheClimate.  You can join the US facebook event here: www.facebook.com/events/770707529611909/?previousaction=join&source=1

The Philippines also desperately need funding for relief efforts.  There are many organizations collecting donations.  I am particularly a fan of Doctors Without Borders, which is accepting donations on its website: http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/

3) Call on the US to #ActOnClimate and Impose Ambitious EPA Carbon Regulations:
The US has a played a huge role historically in emitting greenhouse gases that drive climate disruption.  To truly stand in solidarity with the Philippines, we must take action domestically to curb our carbon pollution and work to prevent a future where super storms become the new normal.

Given the reticence of Congress, the best way for the US to #ActOnClimate is via the EPA.  With strong regulations on existing carbon emitters, we could reduce carbon emissions up to 26% below 2005 levels within the next decade. Weak regulations will fail to achieve President Obama’s Copenhagen commitment and could derail international climate talks—as the United States already did in the 1990s. Strong regulations, however, will surpass that commitment and could bolster international climate talks that might be the key to preventing catastrophic climate change.

Sign this petition to call on the EPA to impose strong rules on carbon emissions:
https://secure.sierraclub.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=12049

Thank you all for your support during COP19. In the words of Yeb Sano, together "We can fix this. We can stop this madness. Right now... can humanity rise to the occasion? I still believe we can."

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    THE NARRATIVE OF CALLING ON THE NAME OF THE LORD.
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    HOW DID THE ETHIOPIAN EUNUCH CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD? (Acts 8:25-40


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    5. Grace and faith: Ephesians 2:8
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    7. Water baptism: 1 Peter 3:20-21
    8. Baptism: Acts 22:16
    9. Baptized into Christ: Galatians 3:27
    10. Believe: Acts 16:30-31
    11. Repentance and baptism: Acts 2:38
    12. God's mercy, water baptism, and the Holy Spirit: Titus 3:5
    13. Water baptism: Colossians 2:12-13
    14. Repentance: Acts 3:19


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