Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

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Do the Math! A campaign to take on the fossil fuel industry

Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 12:00 to 17:15

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The climate change math is fairly simple:

We can burn 565 more gigatons of carbon and stay below 2°C of warming -- anything more than that risks catastrophe for life on earth. The problem is, the fossil fuel corporations now have 2,795 gigatons in their reserves, five times the safe amount. And they’re planning to burn it all, because the industry thinks that their bottom line is worth more than a livable planet like the one we grew up with.

All of the climate catastrophes we witnessed this summer -- the nation's breadbasket drying out, the historic Arctic melting, and fires sweeping the West -- are the product of that calculation by the fossil fuel industry.

This November, Bill McKibben and are embarking on a nationwide trek -- the Do the Math Tour -- that will explain the scary math of climate change, and lay out the plan to take on the fossil fuel industry before they trade away our future for a quick buck.

On November 18, Bill McKibben, and will be in Washington DC with our friends at Chesapeake Climate Action Network -- and we want you to be there with us. Can you join Bill in DC on the 18th? Click here to respond.

This will be a different kind of event. For one, it's not just Bill talking -- we’ll have music and special guests both in person and via video, plus all of the best climate organizers we can find in and around DC.

It's also the springboard to the next phase of climate change organizing in the U.S. All across the country people are planning new campaigns targeting the fossil fuel industry's financial might, using divestment, civil disobedience and strategic pressure campaigns. It's quite a task -- and if we expect to have a shot at success, we'll need everyone we can find to be working together.

Click here to respond.

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