Climate Resolve wrote -
Let's celebrate Paris.
As you know, for the next ten days, 183 nations will be meeting in Paris to hammer out an international agreement limiting carbon pollution for the COP21 United Nations climate conference. This is very good news -- and we, Californians, can take some credit. Our state has been a real climate leader.
Yet, as Bill McKibben observed in the Los Angeles Times, "whatever happens in the next two weeks, it almost certainly won't be sufficient." The Paris accords, though laudatory, nonetheless allows polluters to blow past the 2℃ threshold that will keep the Earth's ecosystems relatively stable. The U.N.'s voluntary agreements allow for a 3.7℃ increase -- an unsustainable increase. Viewed in this light, Paris is a placeholder until something stronger comes along.
We need to be that next step. And Los Angeles has the power and opportunity to lead on climate action.
We need to show we can reduce carbon pollution and prepare for climate impacts while maintaining a vibrant economy. When we accomplish this, we will be a light to other cities, states, regions, and nations to follow suit. California's ongoing success on climate is every bit as important as this week's target setting agreement in Paris.
Here's where you come in. We need you to invest in the future by giving to Climate Resolve. Here's what we're proving on this ground.
Climate-Ready Roofs: Along with Habitat for Humanity and Grid Alternatives, Climate Resolve is bringing high-tech clean energy solutions to communities traditionally left out of the green energy economy. We're providing low-income homeowners with structurally sound cool roofs topped with solar panels -- to help families save energy and reduce greenhouse gases.
EnviroMetro: Our organization helped form a big new coalition that is developing a new referendum to place before voters in November 2016 to support new green public transit and active transportation in Los Angeles County.
Climate-Smart Schools: Climate Resolve is working with Southern California schools on energy-efficiency and water conservation. Schools are now saving money and reduce greenhouse gases, and plowing the savings into educating the next generation.
These are just a few of our many projects demonstrate our core philosophy. The path to winning on climate change is in making our city and state a better place to live.
This Giving Tuesday, help us keep Los Angeles on the front line in the climate fight. Thank you!