Action Alert: Build Congressional Support for Global Climate Restoration
March 24, 2019
The U.S. Congress has the responsibility to establish laws and policies to respond to the climate emergency. On Earth Day 2019, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) introduced H. Con. Res. 35 House Resolution on Climate Restoration. Rep. Raskin stated, “On Earth Day, I was proud to introduce a Resolution expressing the sense of Congress that America is committed to ensuring a safe and healthy climate for future generations and to creating solutions for Climate Restoration. Together we must fight the devastating effects of climate change taking hold across the globe.”
The time has come for concerned Americans to mobilize their Members of Congress to support the global endeavor to return the Earth’s climate systems to the safe and healthy state from which humanity and our natural world evolved. A global Climate Restoration program can return the atmospheric CO2 to safe levels of less than 300 parts per million (ppm) by 2050 and restore sufficient Arctic ice to prevent permafrost melt and the resulting disastrous methane emissions. Climate Restoration is complementary to ongoing CO2 emission-reduction efforts.
ACTION ALERT: Call Your Member of Congress Today and Ask Them to Co-Sponsor H. Con. Res. 35 in support of Climate Restoration Step 1: Find websites for your Members of Congress in the House of Representatives of Congress, including phone numbers to their Washington offices. Step 2: Contact you Member of Congress by phone or email and ask to speak to the staff person on climate and environmental issues. Step 3: Please ask the staff person or Member of Congress to support United States leadership in support of restoring a safe and healthy climate by asking them to join Rep. Raskin and co-sponsor H. Con. Res. 35 in support of Climate Restoration. Step 4: Interested Members of Congress to sign-on by contacting Taylor Nadherny at in the the Office of Jamie Raskin (MD-08). FOR MORE INFORMATION On April 24, the Healthy Climate Alliance in collaboration with Rep. Jamie Raskin and the Earth Day Network convened the first ever expert briefing on global climate restoration: Transcript of Climate Restoration Hill Briefing, 24 April Facebook Live Video of Climate Restoration Hill Briefing, 24 April Powerpoint by Greg Kats, Board Member, Blue Planet, Ltd Powerpoint by Steve Zornetzer, Executive Director, ICE911 Press Release: Climate Experts Applaud Congressional Action to Restore Safe & Healthy Climate, Bold Investment Needed To Accelerate Climate Restoration Programs