Keep the Momentum: Take Action on Climate!
On Sunday, September 21st, Pace University students joined 400,000 others at a pinnacle moment in the history of the climate movement: The People’s Climate March.
On Tuesday, September 23rd, at the United Nations Climate Summit, President Obama took note of the march, saying, “Alarm bells keep ringing, our citizens keep marching. We cannot pretend we do not hear them.”
Today, the march is over, but the need for climate action is not. The time to act is now! In the wake of Sunday’s march and the Climate Summit, we have the momentum to create great change in the spirit of the hundreds of thousands who came together to demand it. “Acting on climate change is everyone’s responsibility.”
One of the main calls to action at yesterday’s summit was limiting carbon dioxide emissions, the greenhouse gas most strongly linked to man-made climate change. Currently, there are no national limits on carbon pollution from power plants, the largest source of carbon pollution in the US. The EPA and Obama administration are currently working to impose emissions standards for power plants in order to protect public health, fight climate change, and promote innovation in clean energy technologies.