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Copenhagen Climate Vigil Thursday 12/10/09
by rebecca Tuesday, Dec. 08, 2009 at 4:54 AM
pittsburgh / copenhagen event
Are you concerned that the Copenhagen Climate Conference is likely to come and go without any real agreement being reached that will trigger an effective response to climate change? In the Nov/Dec edition of Mother Jones, climate activist Bill McKibben described the conference in the following words:
"You could make a fair argument that this will be the most important diplomatic gathering in the world's history. Versailles, sure. Yalta, yes - but their failures were measured in decades of pain and millions of lives. Failure to rein in climate change will reverberate for tens of thousands of years, across generations not even yet imagined."
At the end of the coming week, thousands of people all over the world will be vigiling to demand real climate action. One of those vigils is happening in Pittsburgh [details below] and we need your support to let the decision-makers know that wishy-washy non-solutions are NOT enough. Not for you, not for your children, not for the people whose homes and land are already menaced by climate change, not for the planet...
Please attend the vigil on Thursday. All out for climate action!
FOR CLIMATE ACTION
to coincide with the Copenhagen Climate Conference
Schenley Plaza, intersection of Forbes Avenue / Schenley Drive
Thursday December 10th, 2009
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Speakers include Stephanie Simmons, Sierra Club, Allegheny Group water chair,
plus children and teens talking about their views on climate and the future.
Bring: candle and sign (if possible, we will have candles), a donation to the Pittsburgh Food Bank.
Demand real climate action now!
See http://www.350.org for more details.
PECAN - Pittsburgh Environmental Climate Action Network
Facebook group: Pittsburgh Environmental Climate Action Network