Saturday, December 5, 2009

Take Action for the Center for Biological Diversity

Take Action for the Center for Biological Diversity

Ask Obama to Support 350 PPM Goal

Atmospheric carbon dioxide currently stands at about 387 parts per million. Scientists, including the head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and James Hansen of NASA, have called on world leaders to reduce that level to 350 parts per million. Doing so will require the United States to cut its greenhouse gas emissions to 40 percent or more below 1990 levels by 2020.

Studies have concluded that 35 percent of species could be committed to extinction by 2050 if current emissions trajectories continue. But many of these extinctions can be prevented if greenhouse gas emissions are cut.

In celebration of the International Day of Climate Action on October 24, we need you to help us take action to save these species and the thousands of others at risk from runaway climate change.

With President Barack Obama preparing for international climate negotiations in Copenhagen this December, the time to act is now.

Please sign our petition urging President Obama to follow the science and support a 350 ppm goal for any legislation or negotiated international agreement.
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