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This year commit to waging justice

I have lived over half a century on this planet, most of them spent waging justice.

I have learned that each day I have the responsibility to choose the values by which I live by.

I commit my life to waging justice for everyone, everything, everywhere, now, and for all future generations.

I am taking full responsibility for living my life by this commitment. And I invite you to join me, today and every day going forward.

So what does Waging Justice mean? 

  • Waging justice means we can choose to rapidly eradicate injustice.
  • Waging justice means that I am committed to the survival of all of humanity.
  • Waging justice means that I will use my life to unleash every ounce of innovation and action to urgently address the existential threat that we all face as humanity.
  • Waging justice means I am taking each person as precious — each person with unalienable rights to justice, equal agency and privilege, and ensuring the rights of our collective humanity to live winning lives, and finally to ensure the rights of our planet Earth to sustain humanity.

All of these rights are of equal value, today and for all future generations.

Waging justice

To help inspire a movement of like-minded people committed to waging justice, I am offering digital versions of my book Waging Justice: A Doctor’s Journey to Speak Truth and Be Bold for $3.99. Click here to get your copy today. I hope it inspires you to take bold action.

Today, we can take a stand and commit to mobilize ourselves in waging justice to create our country and our world as a place where social, economic, racial, gender, and environmental justice flourish forward.

We can finally recreate our government to be authentically functioning by the people, for the people.

All of our lives, our children’s lives, and the potential future generations, literally depend upon our courage to take bold and transformative action now.

BAM. BAM. NOW-NOW. Take action. 

Be a Climate Action Champion

Click here today and pledge to help me wage justice in 2020 and beyond! 

Click here to be one of first 100 Climate Action Champions! 

What’s a Climate Action Champion? People willing to take a few seconds of action to defend planet Earth and tout a clear solution for restoring our climate to healthy levels:

  • Step one: make a small donation here.
  • Step two: share it on your social media (and tag me and @Bam2020 so we can reshare your post).
  • Step three: click here to our action center and use a few clicks to contact the presidential candidates and your local legislators in support of Climate Restoration.

It’s that easy to know you’re on the right side of human history, to know you’ve taken action to ensure the survival of humanity, to wage justice!

 

Seeking A+ Presidential Candidates on Climate Restoration

This week we learn more about our presidential candidates, but will learn more about these candidates and their commitment to Climate Restoration? 

Based on the last debate, no. In fact, there was not a single question on climate change over the course of a two-hour debate on October 15.  But as Axios reported, the backlash on social media, even from some of the candidates themselves, elevated the issue after the debate.

Join our Pre-Debate Live Event on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 8 PM EST, to learn about the CREA President Candidates Report Card and the next steps to demand action. 

We can hope this Democratic debate hosted by the Washington Post will be different. 

But hope isn’t enough. Action is critical.

In fact, action is a key step in moving past climate anxiety toward hope, according to this article in Outside. 

“It’s not hope that drives us into action, it’s action that drives us into hope,” says Rebecca Solnit.” 

 

Do you want presidential candidates to take action? 

The great news is it’s never been easier to sound the alarm on our climate emergency and take, positive, meaningful action toward change. This week leading up to and after the presidential debate is a perfect time to get involved. 

I am hosting a Pre-Debate Live Event on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 EST. Join us online for a discussion of social media engagement during the debate and bold action we can take together after the debate.

 We have a strong panel of climate restoration experts participating:

  • Dr. Paul Zeitz, Founder, Build A Movement 2020,   
  • Margaret Klein Salamon, PhD, Founding Director, The Climate Mobilization, 
  • John Spies, Extinction Rebellion-NYC 
  • and other special guests in the hour before the Democratic Debate at 8:00 PM EST

Crea Presidential Candidates Report Card

We must work together to elevate climate restoration and demand our candidates become A+ students of Climate Restoration. Because right now, as our last CREA Bipartisan Presidential Candidates Report Card showed, no candidate is above a C+. 

That’s not good enough.  

C+ won’t solve this climate emergency. Climate questions must dominate the debate stage. Candidates with bold plans that will actually solve the climate emergency and restore our planet’s health must emerge before we vote. 

The first primaries are coming soon.

Now is the time to demand more.

Join us online to learn more about climate restoration, debate watch strategies and how easy we’ve made it for you to get involved and make a difference. 

A Climate Emergency, but where are the alarms?

Friday night out means something very different than you’d expect for eighty-one-year-old celebrity and activist Jane Fonda. The superstar has pledged to get arrested by taking part in Fire Drill Fridays every week through January to raise awareness about the climate emergency our planet now faces. 

She’s already been arrested several times in Washington, D.C.

Talk about taking action! 

While getting arrested may not be feasible for you, taking action is. It is the civic duty of every human being who calls Planet Earth home. 

We are in a state of climate emergency, and yet millions of people aren’t hearing the alarms. 

DOWNLOAD OUR FREE GUIDE TO CLIMATE RESTORATION!

CLICK HERE.

 

Sounding the alarm on the climate emergency

I’m breaking the glass and pulling the alarm. We can’t wait any longer. And you can join me one hour before the next debate at our Facebook Pre-Debate Live Event. Wednesday, November 20, 2019 EST and get briefed on the CREA President Candidates Report Card and next steps to demand action.

Climate Emergency. Take Action

Because of the urgency of our climate emergency, I have centered my first action and highest priority as the founder of Build a Movement 2020 on building a collaborative effort around Climate Restoration. 

Over the past month, a global movement for Climate Restoration is gaining momentum to ensure the survival and flourishing of humanity with an ambitious goal to restore a safe and healthy climate by 2050. 

The exciting news of collaborative change has finally begun to spread:

In September we held the First Annual Global Climate Restoration Forum

Hundreds of people from around the world attended the event at the UN Trusteeship Council with support from the UN Office for Partnerships and in partnership with Earth Day Network, Future Coalition, and the Foundation for Climate Restoration.

Take a look at the news coverage: 

In tandem with the Forum, we announced the launch of the Global Coalition for Climate Restoration public and private partners focused on large-scale carbon dioxide removal, Arctic ice restoration, and/or ocean ecosystem restoration. Many organizations are joining the effort as we speak. 

This type of collaboration is critical for meaningful change. We can ensure the survival of humans (or ensure Earth is livable for all humans) but only when we work together!  

We created our BAM 2020 Guide to Climate Restoration called “From a March to a Movement.” Read about these seven critical steps we can take together. It’s free. Share it widely, and turn it into action. You can get yours today. Click here.

Want to join this global effort? Want to help sound the alarm? Text BAM2020 to 52886 and then share this information widely. 

Everyone has a job to do. It’s an emergency! But we can solve it together. 

 

Our next President must save humanity

Our next President must be prepared to save humanity. In the face of a climate emergency that impacts every aspect of our lives, half-measures and plodding steps will not be sufficient. And we have just over 350 days to impact the election with this critical goal.

An effort to save humanity probably sounds extreme. But the science is clear: We are running out of time. Equally clear is that there are options for climate restoration that can do the job. We can save humanity.

This election cycle has focused more attention on climate justice than ever before. Several candidates are calling for a climate emergency. Several are offering bold ideas. But none yet has broken to the top of the field, according to our newly released Climate Restoration Emergency Action Scorecard.

Democratic voters in Iowa and around the country should be alarmed by the lack of ambition to address climate change by the Presidential candidates. 

CREA report card tracking saving humanity

All of the candidates are failing to respond adequately to our climate emergency. We need more than rhetoric and empty promises. 

Climate Restoration Emergency Action (CREA) won’t be easy by any stretch of the imagination. Yet with bold leadership, it’s affordable and achievable. 

Now is the time for voters to make sure the next President leads a global movement for climate restoration. 

You can read the full report on the CREA report card here.

Ensure our next President helps save humanity

Our next President must also go beyond current ambitions for climate action. 

Besides ongoing mitigation (reducing CO2 emissions) and adaptation (preparing for inevitable consequences), the next President must set a new goal to achieve “climate restoration” — to repair the current damage and proactively ensure a safe and healthy climate for future generations.

The next President must mobilize the full capabilities of the federal government, universities, and the private sector to deploy innovative solutions to return atmospheric CO2 to safe levels of less than 300 parts per million by 2050. 

In addition, efforts must restore sufficient Arctic ice for eight months of the year to prevent permafrost melt and the resulting disastrous methane emissions. This is an urgent priority.

So far, none of the candidates have committed to this goal.

The next president must lead the rapid acceleration of the three legs of climate action: mitigation, adaptation, and restoration. This will require mobilizing the entire federal government and society on a scale not seen since Americans mobilized to win the battle against fascism in World War II.

So far, none of the candidates have committed to this goal.

Our next President must unify a broad range of constituencies within the Democratic party and demonstrate their skill to mobilize cross-partisan support that attracts Independents, green Republicans, and especially non-voting Americans. A unified political movement is an absolute prerequisite for breaking the political logjam to accelerate federal climate action.

So far, none of the candidates have committed to this goal.

Our greatest presidents have called on shared sacrifice to accomplish broad goals like winning World War II and ensuring “government of the people, by the people and for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” 

A new president’s mission is a little more succinct: to ensure people shall not perish from the earth. The top agenda must be to save humanity.

Let’s join forces with all Americans and vigorously demand action to restore our climate.

 

Avoid extinction through climate restoration 

Humanity, we have a problem. We are staring at our very own extinction. That’s what I call a big problem. But we have a big solution: climate restoration.

You might not have heard it put in these terms, but we humans are on the verge of polluting ourselves out of existence. The last climate conference I attended, a climate expert said that 4–5 billion people could die in the next decades and we may all go extinct.

Sounds bleak, right? But there is great news, too. These problems are entirely solvable! But first we need to understand the gravity of the situation if we don’t act.

The Sixth Mass Extinction

The sixth mass extinction is underway and scientists report that the climate emergency is spiraling out of control — imminently threatening our humanity.

First, we lost countless sea-dwelling anaerobic bacteria who could not survive in oxygen.

Now we are losing Arctic Ice and 1000s of species are going extinct.

We’re seeing daily impacts on human lives and living conditions from monster storms to raging fires

The fact is we’re in danger of losing all of humanity. All of the humans. All of us.

The clock is ticking.

This problem, even though so many of us want to deny it, isn’t going away.

That’s the bad news.

So, let’s get to the good news.

We can work together to restore a safe and healthy climate for all of humanity now and for future generations. Through climate restoration we can return our Earth to the safe home for us all it was intended to be.

Climate Restoration Emergency Action

We have a solution!

Worldwide “Climate Restoration Emergency Action (CREA)” can ensure that humanity can survive on Earth for generations.

We must return atmospheric CO2 to safe pre-industrial levels by 2030 and restore Arctic ice to prevent permafrost melt and the resulting disastrous methane emissions.

Climate restoration won’t be easy — in fact, it will be the most challenging endeavor humanity has ever undertaken — but it can and urgently must be done, as fast as possible.

On MLK Day earlier this year, I launched Build A Movement 2020 (#BAM2020) to spark a patriotic revolutionary political movement.

My goal is to mobilize all Americans to join together in a shared commitment to take urgent “Climate Restoration Emergency Action” to restore a safe and healthy climate to ensure the survival of humanity, for ourselves and for future generations.

I am committed to mobilizing the full capabilities of our American society and all of our global partnerships: the federal government, local governments, universities, academics, civic groups, faith-based groups, and the private sector.

Everyone everywhere is urgently needed to deploy “Climate Restoration Emergency Action.”

We must insist that the President of the United States, Congress, and local governments take “Climate Restoration Emergency Action.” 

If they are not willing to do this, I believe they are violating their oath to uphold our Constitution and they should be removed from office as fast as possible.

I am committed to demanding that our elected officials in federal, state, county, and city governments launch “Climate Restoration Emergency Action.”

You can take action immediately by texting BAM2020 to 52866. Within less than a minute you can email you legislators and tweet support for CREA. 

We can stop our own extinction with simple clicks of action. 

As Winston Churchill said, “Nothing matters except victory in the existential struggle.“

CREA for a Better World

Just what is CREA and why am I writing about it about so often? 

It’s a good question, one I’ll answer in this post. But first, let me ask you a question: Did you happen to catch the World Series? 

Of course, as a resident in the Washington, D.C. area I couldn’t avoid it. The city was galvanized by a baseball team winning it all against all odds. It was fun and brought a lot of good cheer.

But it’s still a game.

What if the entire city of Washington, D.C. came together to win the biggest battle facing humanity today? What if the entire country could be on the same team, working with others around the world to ensure this miraculous blue, green ball of life keeps on providing a safe and secure home for humanity for generations to come? 

Now that would be a celebration, right? 

Well, that’s exactly what we’re going to do. I know this because earlier in my career the world faces another perilous threat. The AIDS epidemic was spreading around the world killing millions. We needed a collaborative, innovative, large-scale effort to alter the course of the disease.

And we did it. In the process, we saved 32 million lives! 

So here we go again. We’re going to save humanity, and we’re going to do it by securing large-scale support for CREA. 

 

CREA: a bold solution for a critical problem

For the past several months I’ve had the privilege to work as a senior policy advisor with the Foundation for Climate Restoration who is leading the global effort on Climate Restoration Emergency Action, or CREA.

We can return atmospheric CO2 to safe pre-industrial levels by 2030 and restore Arctic ice to prevent permafrost melt and the resulting disastrous methane emissions. Climate restoration legislation and investment will remove carbon from the air, spur clean energy investment and help reverse the impacts of climate change.

Climate Restoration is the global endeavor to return the Earth’s climate systems to a proven safe state in which humanity and our natural world evolved.

Climate restoration won’t be easy — in fact, it will be the most challenging endeavor humanity has ever undertaken — but it can and urgently must be done, as fast as possible.

 

Join a worldwide movement of change

We launched Build A Movement 2020 to provide grassroots support for these game-changing initiatives. 

Our mission is to bring together political parties, movements, coalitions, organizations, and individuals to save humanity, protect the Earth and solve our existential challenges.

Our vision is to break barriers to bring everyone together to challenge our current government through grass-roots and institutional advocacy to do better and to do more. Together we will not only ensure the survival of the human species, but we will usher in a more just and peaceful world.

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