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President Obama: It's Time to Lead on Climate ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

Environment  (tags: environment, destruction, climate-change, habitat, nature, protection )

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Use the form below to tell President Obama why you want him to lead on climate change. Urge the president to take on dirty fossil fuels and prioritize clean energy and efficiency to fight the climate crisis.

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Pat B (356)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 5:42 am
TY, Cher. Done.

penny C (83)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 5:53 am

Joe R (190)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 6:38 am
Thanks Cher. Signed and noted.

Lisa Neste (206)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 8:35 am
Thank you for sending a message to President Obama. During the 100 Days of Action between January 11 and Earth Day, we're pulling out all the stops to make sure that President Obama takes the necessary steps to combat the climate crisis in his second term.

Sue H (7)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 8:46 am
Noted and signed, thanks.

Julie E (405)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 9:23 am
Noted and message sent.

. (0)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 9:24 am

Rock H (254)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 10:34 am
Signed and noted. Thanks Cher!

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 11:23 am

Just to reiterate something that I have said elsewhere that is relevant in this case:

"What if you were on a ship that hit an iceberg? Suppose all the passengers were clearly aware that the ship was sinking fast? Now, suppose that, when passengers confronted the captain with the news and demanded action, he refused to discuss the matter, much less do anything about it? Such is the situation in our nation."

We have to wake up this President and get action on climate change now while there is still a chance that we can be saved.

Sara Williams (8)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 12:24 pm

Barbara Erdman (63)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 2:20 pm
N & S Cher :-0 Tnx

. (0)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 2:52 pm
Yes, I do agree it's time to lead....

Victoria P (113)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 4:08 pm
Signed with thanks

Eternal G (745)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 4:40 pm

Tamara Hayes (185)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 5:45 pm
Noted, signed, twittered and google shared. Thanks for Chering.

Esther Z (94)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 6:06 pm
Noted and signed.

Robert O (12)
Friday January 18, 2013, 12:25 am
Thank you for taking action for our climate!

Thank you Cher!

Carol H (229)
Friday January 18, 2013, 3:11 am
signed and noted

Danuta W (1249)
Friday January 18, 2013, 4:17 am

Past Member (0)
Friday January 18, 2013, 6:08 am
n+s TY

Daniel Partlow (179)
Friday January 18, 2013, 7:51 am

paul m (93)
Friday January 18, 2013, 8:20 am


Gabriel R (111)
Friday January 18, 2013, 10:57 am

Past Member (0)
Friday January 18, 2013, 11:25 am
It is up to US as individuals to never choose to eat our animal relatives. This is the single most harmful action we take while in our human vessels here! WHY KILL? This leads to snowball effect so that hte entire PLANET is now endangered, excluding not a single soul (soul all encompassing from plants to insects to animals, including human).
If 1 person exchanges eating meat / animal products for a vegan diet, they'll reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 1.5 tons per year.
If every American dropped one serving of chicken per week from their diet, it would save the same amount of CO2 emissions as taking 500,000 cars off the road.
Chickens, turkeys, pigs and cows are collectively the largest producer of methane in the U.S.
Methane is 20x more powerful at trapping heat in the Earth's atmosphere than carbon dioxide.
The meat, egg, and dairy industries produce 65% of worldwide nitrous oxide emissions.
Nitrous Oxide is 300x more powerful at trapping heat in the Earth's atmosphere than carbon dioxide.
1 calorie from animal protein requires 11x as much fossil fuel as 1 calorie of plant protein.
The diets of meat eaters create 7x the greenhouse emissions as the diet of vegans.
Nearly half of all water used in the U.S. goes to raising animals for human food.
It takes more than 2,400 gallons of water to produce 1 pound of meat.
1 pound of wheat takes 25 gallons.
You'd save more water by not eating one lb of meat than you would by not taking a shower for 6 months.
A vegan diet requires 300 gallons of water per day vs. meat-eating diet which requires 4,000 gallons per day.
Animals raised for food create 89,000 lbs of excrement per second, none of which benefits from the waste-treatment facilities human excrement does.
Chicken, Hog, and Cattle excrement has polluted 35,000 miles of rivers in 22 states.
Raising animals for human food uses 30% of the Earth's land mass. That's about the same size as Asia! The moon has less area than that, at 14.6 million sq miles.
More than 260 million acres of U.S. forest have been cleared to create cropland to grow grain to feed farmed animals. Corn destroys to intestines and stomachs of steers and cows. GMOs and pesticides, whether sprayed or systemic, are destroy bees/pollinators, soil, air, human and animal health, and corrupt organic crops.
The equivalent of 7 football fields of land are bulldozed every minute to create room for farmed animals.
Livestock grazing is the number one cause of plant species becoming threatened or going extinct in the U.S.
70% of grain and cereals grown in the U.S. are fed to farmed animals. 90% of corn is.
Animals eat large quantities of grain, soybeans, oats, and corn; however, they only produce a comparatively small amount of meat, dairy products, or eggs in return.
It requires 16 lbs of grain to produce 1 lb of meat.
5 lbs of wild-caught fish to produce 1 pound of farmed fish.
Acidification of the oceans, coral reef death, dead zones are due to animal waste and "cides" from the GMO crops.

David Menard (43)
Friday January 18, 2013, 12:21 pm

Dianne D (490)
Friday January 18, 2013, 12:22 pm

firedup N (0)
Friday January 18, 2013, 12:26 pm
you have got to be kidding.

michelle t (41)
Friday January 18, 2013, 1:01 pm

Dianna M (16)
Friday January 18, 2013, 1:44 pm
Mr. President--Wasn't that one of your campaign promises--to restore U.S. Leadership on Climate Change?

"Now a promise made is a debt unpaid . . . "--Robert Service

Muriel Servaege (53)
Friday January 18, 2013, 1:44 pm

Patricia H. (440)
Friday January 18, 2013, 2:44 pm

Hugo L (255)
Friday January 18, 2013, 3:14 pm
Signed and noted..thanks Cher!

Friday January 18, 2013, 3:34 pm
Signed, Thank you.

Jane Mckenzie (20)
Friday January 18, 2013, 4:11 pm

Ellen Kent (0)
Friday January 18, 2013, 4:49 pm

Nelson Baker (0)
Friday January 18, 2013, 4:59 pm

Winn A (179)
Friday January 18, 2013, 6:51 pm

Aletta Kraan (146)
Friday January 18, 2013, 7:16 pm
Signed, thanks !!!

janet f (29)
Friday January 18, 2013, 8:59 pm

Colleen L (3)
Friday January 18, 2013, 9:47 pm
Petition signed. Thanks Cher

Ludger W (71)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 2:43 am

Ann P (17)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 8:31 am
Noted. Can't sign. L♥ve ☮ Peace.

Kerstin Strobl (371)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 9:56 am
signed, thank you Cher

Yvonne F (181)
Monday February 4, 2013, 11:18 am
Signed!!!!!!!!!! It is high time to act!!! Thanks Cher
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