Yes WE Can

Feature story - December 11, 2009
We did it! Thanks to YOU, we gave President Obama a very personal message on global warming. More than 50,000 of you signed our petition to President Obama, and as we promised, today we delivered your message in a BIG way!

We unfurled an enormous 80x40 foot banner with 50,000 signatures to President Obama DIRECTLY under his helicopter as he returned home from Oslo today.

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Hear more on how it went from an activist on the ground.

Earlier this week, we displayed the banner across the street from the White House.

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President Obama has announced that he will head to Copenhagen on December 18th, the same day as other heads of state. This is welcomed news. All the elements are now in place for world leaders to move forward and agree to a legally binding treaty in Copenhagen to stop climate chaos.

Time to Sign

The activists are all demanding that President Obama sign on to a treaty to avert climate catastrophe and unleash a clean energy revolution. The science is clear: to avoid even worse impacts of climate change, we need to cut our global warming pollution 25-40 percent below 1990 levels in the next decade.

The fossil fuels industry is trampling global warming legislation to secure profits, while we the people are already experiencing the effects of ever rising greenhouse gas emissions: forest fires are raging, freshwater systems are drying up, hurricanes are intensifying, and ocean life is collapsing.

Time to Act

We're at a critical point with the effects of global warming being felt all over the world. We'll be watching our world leaders to see if they can achieve a strong, binding treaty on climate change.

EPA Ruling

Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it would start regulating carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act.

After years of industry opposition, the new ruling sets the stage for strong federal action to address climate change, and sends an important signal as the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen begins that the President can act regardless of congressional inaction to seriously cut greenhouse gasses.

The Obama EPA made a bold move to confront corporate polluters by regulating carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act. Greenpeace knows the polluters will fight back hard as they have tried to stop this day from happening for over a decade.