Aaron Bennett

commented on Home 2013-02-18 18:15:08 -0800 · Flag
Yes!, Excellent Job!, can’t wait to do more to save our planet and the human race along with it, nothing is more important!

signed Bay Climate Action Plan Petition 2013-02-11 10:59:31 -0800

Bay Climate Action Plan Petition

The Bay Area emits 100 million tons of greenhouse gasses (GHGs) per year. Scientists tell us that to avoid catastrophic warming we must cut GHG emissions to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050 (down to 17.6 million tons in the Bay Area). California aims to reduce GHGs to 1990 levels by 2020. It's a start, but not nearly enough. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) has the power to regulate over 50% of all the GHG emissions in the Bay Area. The Air District needs to lead the way to bring those emissions down to safe, sustainable levels. If the progressive, environmentally aware Bay Area can't lead the way, who can?

Petition

1,783 signatures

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s Mission is “to protect and improve public health, air quality and the global climate.”

We petition the Air District to use its authority to:

  • Declare that catastrophic climate disruption is an escalating emergency
  • Act on its mission by adopting aggressive programs by July 2014 to reduce Bay Area greenhouse gas emissions to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050*.

*This is the level that the National Research Council determined as a worldwide goal in order to keep global warming from exceeding 2 degrees Celsius.

 


signed No Bay Area Tar Sands Petition 2013-02-11 10:59:05 -0800

No Tar Sands in the Bay Area

Tar Sands are a bad idea.  We can make sure that the Bay Area is not part of this problem. and ensure that area refineries don't process any materials from tar sands mining operations. Help us convince the cities of Richmond and Martinez to prohibit the dirty, destructive and climate-disruptive tar sands within their city limits.

Petition

1,341 signatures

We request that the city councils of Richmond, Hercules, Benicia and Martinez pass city ordinances to prohibit the transport, processing and refining within city limits of any materials obtained or derived from tar sands of any source. We request that all other city councils in the Bay Area pass resolutions in support of these ordinances.


commented on Volunteer 2013-02-10 14:12:54 -0800
I am mostly interested in getting our government to ACT on this impending trajedy. I don't know why everyone seems to be ignoring the biggest problem the world faces (and has ever faced) and find that super frustrating.

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