Friends – excuse the mass email. We're just launching a new campaign today t 350.org, and I wanted to ask you to take part. It's all about inviting McCain and Obama — whichever one wins — to go to the international climate conference in Poland in December and get the U.S. back in the climate change game.
It takes no time to help.
Just go to http://www.350.org/invite and click on the button. And then you could do what I did, which is hit the "share" button and import your email inbox and send them the same message. It's a one-time deal, and no-one ends up with their list of email addresses or anything. And it's a way to find out if this wired world is really as connected as we all hope.
Hey, if bank failures in one country can spread across the globe, why not good ideas?
And in this case the good idea is simple: The United States has historically contributed the most to global warming, and over the past eight years it's done the least to stop it. In fact, the U.S. has actively tried to block progress on a global climate deal.
Whoever takes office as U.S. President next year has a lot of work to get the US back in the game — and their very first test on climate change will come even before either Obama or McCain takes office.
That test will be the next UN Climate meeting coming up in December.
IF the next president goes and makes a strong statement about the U.S. rising to the challenge of the climate crisis, it could dramatically alter the course of the negotiations. But McCain and Obama will only go if they're invited.
That's where we come in. It's crucial that citizens from around the globe put pressure on Obama and McCain to ensure they attend the meeting, and play their part in getting the U.S. to be a leader on global warming.
Please visit www.350.org/invite to send your personal invitation to McCain and Obama today.
Thanks for all you do, and apologies again for the mass email.