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Urge Governor Abbott To Act On Climate Change
January 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
From Environment Texas –
Join us at the Governor’s Mansion on Tuesday, Jan 8th, at 10am to tell Gov. Abbott that we want him to act on climate change!
When asked whether climate change could have worsened the effects of hurricane Harvey, Gov. Abbott said that he’s not a scientist and thus it’d be “impossible” for him to say.
Well, as young people and concerned citizens we know that you don’t have to be a scientist to read the news (or look out the window). The effects of climate change are happening now, and Gov. Abbott, as our leader and state governor, has a responsibility to protect us and our future.
Climate scientists warn with increasing urgency that we need to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and Texas is no exception. That’s why Environment Texas has teamed up with climate scientists to write Gov. Abbott in response to his statement and offer to brief him on the issue.
Join us to deliver the letter and show Gov. Abbott that citizens, climate scientists, and community advocates all agree: our leaders should read the reports, listen to the scientists, and take action to protect our beautiful state for generations to come.
Game plan: We’ll gather outside the Governor’s Mansion at 10am where we’ll hear from a few speakers about the letter and our new report, “Climate Solutions from Day One: 12 Ways Governors Can Lead on Climate Now”. Then, we’ll march to the Governor’s Reception Room at the capital to formally deliver the letter and report.
It’s not too late to do the right thing. We came together to battle the floodwaters of Hurricane Harvey, and in the face of worsened coastal storms, droughts, and record-breaking heat waves, we can do it again. It’s time to act on climate, and with Gov. Abbott as an ally, our state could do exactly that. So let’s make our voices heard, and ask Gov. Abbott to join us in building a cleaner, greener, future for us all.