The People’s Climate March (http://peoplesclimate.org/march/), is anticipated to be the largest demonstration of public concern about climate change that has ever been held. Slated for New York City on September 21st it will coincide with the United Nations Climate Summit. The New York People’s Climate March in September plus Oregon solidarity events will be the subject of the Southern Oregon Climate Action Now Special Topic at our monthly meeting: 6:00 pm Tuesday August 26th, Medford Public Library. The 30 minute discussion will feature local residents making the trip to New York. It will be followed by the regular SOCAN monthly meeting running from 6:30 until 8:0 pm.
Whether we live in the Rogue Valley, Timbuktu, or Alice Springs, whenever we use energy generated from fossil fuel combustion, we are contributing to the climate chaos that grips our planet. While a majority of Americans understands the problem and wishes Federal action, progress on global warming has long been stymied by Congress because too many members are committed to promoting fossil fuel corporate profits and total inaction on this imminent threat to future generations.
Confronted with the lack of Congressional concern about the issue, it is time for those of us who understand the problem and are committed to its resolution to stand and be counted.
Too demonstrate public concern, the People’s March is being organized by a large number of concerned non-profit climate organizations. Because the science so clearly identifies both the nature and cause of the problem and the urgent need for action, Southern Oregon Climate Action Now endorses the People’s Climate March. At least one state-wide solidarity event is being organized for Oregon. SOCAN also endorses solidarity events organized across the nation as expressions of public support for the NY event and encourages area residents to consider joining the actions at whatever location they can. For further information on the NY March and regional solidarity events, everyone is invited to visit the SOCAN website http://socan.info.