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January 21, 2015
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350 ACTION RESPONDS TO SENATE VOTE ON SCHATZ KXL AMENDMENT
In response to a vote in the U.S. Senate on an amendment offered by Sen. Brian Schatz, 350 Action Policy Director Jason Kowalski issued the following statement:
“After 49 Senators voted against a mountain of climate change science today, we wouldn’t be shocked if the Senate decides to vote against gravity, amend the periodic table, or express its sense that two plus two might actually equal five. While it’s certainly clear from today’s vote that these Senators are not scientists, it’s also clear that they have no interest in science as a basis for public policy — choosing instead to be guided by the fossil fuel industry’s campaign contributions. That’s why no one is surprised that climate deniers have made it their mission to shill for Keystone XL. Acknowledging the basic facts of climate science would make it much harder to justify tar sands extraction and ignore the promise of clean energy.”
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August 26, 2013
350 ACTION PETITIONS THE W.M.O. TO NAME HURRICANES AFTER ACTUAL POLITICIANS WHO DENY CLIMATE CHANGE
In order to increase awareness of climate change and its link to extreme storms, 350 ACTION is petitioning the World Meteorological Organization to change their naming system of storms from randomly selected names, such as Katrina and Sandy, to the names of actual policy makers who deny climate change.
The campaign, at ClimateNameChange.org, kicks off with a video that brings the proposed naming system to life and features prominent climate deniers like Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH).
At the heart of the campaign and the site, is an actual petition to the World Meteorological Organization that visitors are encouraged to sign. When enough signatures are gathered, the petition will be presented to the W.M.O. in hopes that the new naming system could become a reality.
The campaign, created in conjunction with advertising agency Barton F. Graf 9000, also features extensive facts about climate change, voting records of climate change deniers and obstructionists and more ways to get involved and help spread the news.
“It’s a new day but some songs remain the same. Congress used to have tobacco addition deniers, now it has far too many climate deniers” said 350 Action policy director Jason Kowlaski.
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