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Hurricane Sandy caused terrible devastation and loss. But it is also a teachable moment in educating the public about the connection between extreme weather and oceans that are warming up due to fossil-fueled climate change. **PLEASE SIGN and SHARE***

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Kit B (276)
Friday November 2, 2012, 7:33 am
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**Please Sign and Share the Petition****

The media must connect the dots on extreme weather and climate change.

Hurricane Sandy caused terrible devastation and loss. But it is also a teachable moment in educating the public about the connection between extreme weather and oceans that are warming up due to fossil-fueled climate change.

But too many major news outlets and reports are still relying on hackneyed weather reporting -- windblown "reporters" with microphones on beaches, rather than asking why storms are getting bigger and more dangerous.1 Hurricane Sandy was no act of God -- it was a record-setting killer storm that is becoming the new normal -- and is a harbinger of much worse to come if we do not change course.

If we are ever to have sufficient will to attack global warming, the public needs to be let in on what many climate scientists are already saying.

Fortunately, there are at least a few media outlets starting to make the connection -- NBC's Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews, Brian Williams and even Jimmy Fallon are at least raising the question and bringing on thoughtful guests.2

But most of Big Media is relying on lowest-common-denominator weather reporting to cover record-breaking extreme weather.

We deserve better. Much better.

Tell CBS, ABC, the NY Times, Washington Post, Fox, and even NPR to report the connection between climate change and extreme storms.

When it comes to confronting climate change, we have a major structural and political problem. Our broken system of campaign finance and lobbying has allowed major polluters to buy off one party and essentially scare the other. The result is gridlock, science denial, and a continuance of policies which subsidize, promote and even invest in fossil fuels for the long-term, when we should be phasing them out as fast as we can -- maybe faster.

We must, very soon, work to overcome the power of the fossil fuel polluters and their hold on our elected leaders to get the policies we need.

Part of that will be the media fulfilling their obligation to inform the people of this country. We need to know the whole truth. They must start to report it.

Tell CBS, ABC, the NY Times, Washington Post, Fox, and even NPR to start reporting the truth about climate change.

1. Michael Calderone, "Hurricane Sandy Cable News Coverage Avoids Talk Of Climate Change," Huffington Post, October 29, 2012
2. Stephen Lacey, "Watch: Television News Starts Covering The Link Between Climate Change And Superstorm Sandy," ThinkProgress, October 31, 2012
3. Wen Stephenson, "A Convenient Excuse," The Phoenix, October 31, 2012
4. Mark Hertsgaard, ""Hurricane Sandy as Greek Tragedy," The Nation, October 30, 2012

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Kit B (276)
Friday November 2, 2012, 7:36 am

How you can help - Sign the petition and dig deep to find a way to support those organizations that have "boots on the ground" to help animals and people in need:

Thursday November 1, 2012, 10:08 am

This is a way you can help:

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Salvation Army:

American Red Cross:

Catholic Charities: Provides emergency services. Go to

The Jewish Federations of North America: JFNA Hurricane Relief Fund at or send checks to The Jewish Federations of North America, Wall Street Station, P.O. Box 148, New York, NY 10268.

The Humane Society of the United States:
The animal welfare organization is providing disaster relief for animals. Go to

Best Friends Animal Society

The national nonprofit is working with local rescue groups to help animals in need. Go to

LGBTQ kids and those striving to avoid/escape from trafficking.
***$10.00 donation*** or 240-482-1980, ext. 330.

Laura B (3)
Friday November 2, 2012, 7:37 am
Baloney, watch The Great Global Warming Swindle. If global warming was man made, explain why BEFORE the Industrial Revolution the temperatures ROSE.

Pat B (356)
Friday November 2, 2012, 7:40 am
Thank you, Kit for this important note. I signed.

Tamara Hayes (185)
Friday November 2, 2012, 8:08 am
Noted, signed, twittered and shared. Thanks Kit!

Sue H (7)
Friday November 2, 2012, 8:20 am
Noted and signed, thanks.

. (0)
Friday November 2, 2012, 8:29 am
Signed and donated. Thank you.

natalie n (164)
Friday November 2, 2012, 8:50 am
thanks kit.

Friday November 2, 2012, 9:48 am
Signed, shared on Twitter. Thanks Kit.

Kit B (276)
Friday November 2, 2012, 10:11 am

Thanks for signing - I can not at this time send you Green Stars, but I do send my appreciation for helping to get the truth out there.

Nicole W (646)
Friday November 2, 2012, 12:53 pm

Michela M (3964)
Friday November 2, 2012, 4:34 pm
Not allowed to sign!!
UNFORTUNATELY who wrote the Petition SET it for U.S. Citizens only!!!!!!!!

Michela M (3964)
Friday November 2, 2012, 5:12 pm

Thanks!! Posted in:  ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest
in: CLIMATE CHANGE: 67 Petitions - VERY URGENT New!!!
Please Join & Invite friends to Join
ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest
together with Sumatran Tigers (Java & Bali Tigers already EXTINCT), Elephants, Rhinos, Clouded Leopards, Sun Bears, Wildlife, Biodiversity they face Extinction!! Only 300 Sumatran Tigers left on Earth!!! 300 Football Fields of Rainforests are CLEARED every hour in SE Asia to produce Palm Oil: a hidden, not labelled, unhealthy ingredient in the products we buy. We MUST do WHATEVER is possible to SAVE them all!! AGAINST: Corporate Control, Deforestation, Illegal Logging, Global Warming, Pollution, CO2Emissions, Indigenous Peoples Displacement, Pet Trade, GMO Food, Vivisection… Also other Primates, as Chimpanzees, Gorillas, Gibbons, & Monkeys for Vivisection are dealt in this Group. Petitions/Info/Videos/Pics are here.
Please!! Join, Sign, Invite friends to Join!! Individually: we are one DROP, all together: we are an OCEAN!! ALL together we can make a difference!! Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world -Margaret Mead Thanks!! Michela

Angelika R (143)
Friday November 2, 2012, 5:51 pm
All done already, thx Kit

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday November 2, 2012, 6:23 pm
Signed & Noted. Thanks, Kit!

Shelly Peterson (213)
Friday November 2, 2012, 6:45 pm
so signed!

Past Member (0)
Friday November 2, 2012, 7:35 pm
We've reached 69% (86,315) of our 5th NEW goal of 125,000 signers! Help us get there by telling your friends:
Thanks Kit...we were without power for the last 4 days.

Jason Green (235)
Friday November 2, 2012, 7:39 pm
Signed thank you

Sheryl G (363)
Friday November 2, 2012, 7:44 pm
Signed on private email.

Christine Stewart (134)
Friday November 2, 2012, 9:25 pm

Sara Williams (8)
Friday November 2, 2012, 9:48 pm

JL A (282)
Friday November 2, 2012, 10:04 pm
We've reached 70% of our 5th NEW goal of 125,000 signers! (88,634)

Fran SiteIssues F (118)
Friday November 2, 2012, 10:17 pm
Signed and noted. Thank you.

Susanne R (234)
Friday November 2, 2012, 10:27 pm
What will it take to convince people that climate change is real?

Signed and noted! Thanks for posting this, Kit!

Saturday November 3, 2012, 12:32 am
no doubt gladly signed
noted with hope
Thank you, Kit!

Gloria picchetti (304)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 4:29 am

Natalie Away J (125)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 5:11 am
Noted, only USA can sign though.

Ben O (173)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 6:02 am
Done. We've reached 72% (90,840) of our 5th NEW goal of 125,000 signers!

Joe R (190)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 7:01 am
Signed and noted.

Laurie S (73)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 7:16 am
Thanks! Your signature has been submitted.

Past Member (0)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 7:54 am
Already done, thanks Kit

David C (150)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 8:06 am


at the very least we should always work to save resources for as long as able......there is a finite amount of pollution energy (petrol, coal, oil) in the would be the time to use safer more abundant perpetual options (wind, solar, geothermal, tidal, wave....)

Lisa N (206)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 8:44 am
Thanks! Your signature has been submitted.

Craig Pittman (52)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 12:32 pm
Can't sign but I am certainly passing this on thanks Kit.

One thing certain there will be more of the same. 'Storms of the century' sadly will become every few years or Zeus forbid, ' years worst storm'.

When will those asleep at the switch wake up and respond to reality.

Stuart Thomas (497)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 12:41 pm
Noted, signed, and submitted. Thank you, Kit.

Christeen A (377)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 12:55 pm
Noted and signed.

Sergio Padilla (65)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 1:14 pm
For US only, sorry

Robert B (60)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 1:21 pm
Laura B. said "Baloney, watch The Great Global Warming Swindle. If global warming was man made, explain why BEFORE the Industrial Revolution the temperatures ROSE."

Well, ya see, Laura if you had researched just a little and kept an open mind instead of listening to Faux Noise, you'd know what's real.
Here's how it works: we have climate change in 12,000 year or so cycles. It's true we've had warming in the past. Also ice ages, in 12 THOUSAND yr. cycles. What makes the current warming trend MAN MADE is the fact that it has happened in just a couple of hundred years. since the Industrial Revolution we have been spewing ever more carbon dioxide and pollutants into the air 24 hours a day. The MAJORITY of the worlds Scientists agree with this. Yet self-serving political hacks who are financed by greedy Corporations want us to believe what YOU have been led to believe. Quite pathetic.

Kit B (276)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 1:50 pm

In addition to that Robert...

For the last three decades photographer and mountaineer James Balog has been documenting environmental issues. His most recent project, one begun seven years ago with no end in sight, focuses on what he considers to be one of the biggest issues of our time: global warming. Ice: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers, and an accompanying documentary, Chasing Ice, are both part of his Extreme Ice Survey, a photographic effort that gives what Balog is calling a “visual voice” to our changing world. Audubon caught up with Balog to discuss his passion for the planet and his craft.

James Balog was on Real Time with Bill Maher discussing the movie and why glaciers are such excellent predictors of the climate change. Lose the glaciers and we lose the albedo affect, lose the capacity of the glaciers to reflect the sunlight back away from the earth and the ocean heats. It's not complicated, you don't need a degree in science to understand the basics. Climate change fed hurricane Sandy, warmer ocean waters, stronger more powerful hurricanes.

Muriel Servaege (53)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 2:21 pm
Thank you, Kit.

Jenny T (41)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 2:24 pm

Esther Z (94)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 2:31 pm
Noted and signed.

James Merit (144)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 2:41 pm

Nelson Baker (0)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 3:16 pm

Petra M (259)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 4:29 pm
Noted and signed, thanks!

Charlene Rush (79)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 4:50 pm
For those who refuse to face reality, may I suggest,
Apparently, that works for some people, who reject being inconvenienced, in any way.
Lord knows, we wouldn't want to set any standards for Big Business to follow. It might cut into their pofits.

Those of us who, genuinely care about the future of our planet, will trust the scientists, who spend great time and money for their education.
Conceivably, they could be wrong, but, I'll bet my money on their expertise.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 4:52 pm
Thanks Kit--signed and sent.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 4:53 pm
Thanks Kit--signed and sent.

Melania P (122)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 5:45 pm
Could not sign :(

Saturday November 3, 2012, 6:39 pm
Signed. Thanks Kit

Marie W (67)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 8:58 pm

Sandra M Z (114)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 10:11 pm
Signed and Noted, Thank you Kit.

Dianne D (490)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 10:11 pm

patrica and edw jones (190)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 11:49 pm
Climate changes have happened over the past thousands of years and will continue to do so. There have been many catastrophes that make Sandy look like a storm in a teacup.

Ludger W (71)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 12:03 am

Daniel Partlow (179)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 12:27 am

Sascha Harper (303)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 2:10 am
Signed and noted too

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 4:32 am

Lloyd H (46)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 4:55 am
Signed. But so long as there is a Repug controlled House and enough Repug Senators to filibuster not a damn thing will change in the US law to help.

Kit B (276)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 5:59 am

Many of you deserve Green Stars but, I can not send them at this time. Thank you for signing, leaving your comments and supporting the effort to inform and educate about this dire subject.

Diane K (134)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 6:32 am
Signed & noted. thx!

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 9:12 pm
signed, shared on facebook and twitters

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 9:17 pm
I fear ignorance may have made it too late to save our polar bears :(

Kathleen R (138)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 9:54 am
signed & noted

Carole K (195)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 8:18 am
Noted & signed. TY, Kit!
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