G20 Meeting Demonstrates Need for #lovetheclimate
It's Global Climate Week, with world leaders meeting at the UN in New York and a G20 summit in Pittsburgh discussing a global pact on climate change. As Live Earth moves forward with the second week of our #lovetheclimate giveaway to positively encourage Senatorial action on the Climate Bill, President Obama spoke to the G20 this morning on Global Warming. Yet the world questions the president's credibility on climate change in large part due to inaction on the Climate Bill.
While the world moves towards the Copenhagen conference to negotiate a new global climate pact at the end of the year, Senate action on the Climate Bill becomes more and more endangered. As noted by Politico, the repercussions of inaction go beyond the United States:
Supporters of action on the climate and regulatory fronts fear that the sluggish U.S. response could be a recipe or excuse for inaction in other countries as well.
By participating in #lovetheclimate, we are sending a message to our Senators that their continued inaction is paralyzing the United States, embarrassing the country in international circles, and most importantly, hurting the environment. It’s time to act on the Climate Bill. Here are three ways you can tell Senators to “Love, the Climate.”