Greenpeace Calls for Climate Action!

Page - July 13, 2009

Wednesday was a day to remember at Mount Rushmore. On the morning of July 8th, 11 Greenpeace climbers hung a massive banner measuring sixty-five feet high by thirty-five feet wide challenging President Obama to be a leader on global warming. The banner read: "America Honors Leaders, Not Politicians. Stop Global Warming."

The action coincided with the G8 conference in L'Aquila, Italy, where President Obama is meeting with other world leaders to discuss the global warming crisis in the lead-up to UN climate treaty negotiations in Copenhagen this December. Preceding the action, Greenpeace activists shut down five coal-fired power plants in Italy calling attention to the collective failure of leadership on global warming at the G8.

If President Obama wants to get his face on Mt Rushmore, he needs to stop playing politics and live up to his campaign promise of implementing science-based solutions to global warming.

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