I’m honored to be an original signor of this letter to President Obama

Read the letter here: http://obamasclimatelegacy.com

Innovating our way to zero emissions through an all-hands-on-deck societal mobilization at wartime speed is not only our best hope for averting climate catastrophe – it is key to revitalizing our economy and putting America back to work.
In three months, you and leaders from more than 190 nations will gather in Paris for the UN Climate Conference…. Intergenerational justice demands that the centerpiece of that accord be zero emissions…. Three months is ample time for your administration to draft a legally binding zero emissions commitment for Paris.
As you know, Pope Francis wrote in his recent encyclical: “Reducing greenhouse gases requires honesty, courage and responsibility, above all on the part of those countries which are more powerful and pollute the most.” Since the U.S. historically contributed the most to global climate pollution … we have a moral imperative to lead the zero emissions charge in Paris.
The current weak U.S. target of 26-28% carbon cuts by 2025 cannot be described as honest, courageous or responsible in the face of a crisis that threatens the continued existence of humanity. To pretend otherwise is to recklessly gamble with the fate of future generations.

If you want to join me in Washington, DC, on September 24 – the day the Pope speaks to Congress, here’s information about our Coming Together in Faith on Climate Celebration: