Avaaz on Climate Change ~ Alarm: September 21st : Appeal

The latest from Avaaz on Climate Change.

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On climate, it’s now or never. They have just over 100 days left to reach a new global treaty to avert climate disaster (and unleash a new green economy) — but are nowhere near getting it done.

We have a choice to make: should we pull out all the stops this month to beat climate change?

Avaaz is considering a massive, network-wide push for a “global wake-up call” to world leaders on September 21st. This would be the biggest organizing effort they’ve ever done, aiming at bringing their whole network out (peacefully!) to the streets, ringing alarms, holding massive rallies in major cities, and gathering to send wake-up messages from schools, homes, and public squares. From all these places, we would flood world leaders with phone calls, and the actual sound of these millions of voices would be recorded, condensed and presented to heads of state at the UN climate summit in New York the next day.

If we do this, Avaaz will spend the next 4 weeks almost non-stop on it, and it will take hundreds of thousands of us joining efforts to pull it together — hosting and attending events, reaching out to communities, using all their creativity and dedication. This is an important decision, and we need to make it together. From now until September 21 — should we do it?

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The goal of this wake-up call is a big one: to convince the world’s leaders to meet at the final climate talks in Copenhagen this December and sign an ambitious, fair and binding treaty to stop catastrophic climate change.

Talks on the treaty have been building for years. Now, 100 days from Copenhagen, we’re nearing a tipping point

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