If you’re a gardener, you’re probably concerned about climate change and its roots. As a gardener, you may have noticed climate change affecting your growing conditions. My Denver garden, for example, once produced roses until September; but this year, I had roses in November. Denver gardens suffer drought, while others were drowned in floods or battered in tornados. Gardeners tend to understand the interdependence of the planet and harbor concerns about climate change.
Forward on Climate, the largest climate rally in U.S. history, is planned for President’s Day, February 17, 2013, from noon to 4 p.m. on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The Center for Biological Diversity, the Sierra Club, 350.org and dozens of other groups plan to convene in Washington, D.C., for the Forward on Climate rally.
In an email message, The Center for Biological Diversity wrote, “President Barack Obama must move America forward on climate in 2013 with decisive action to reduce dangerous carbon pollution. Mr. Obama’s legacy rests squarely on his leadership in the face of an unstable climate future -- he has the power to direct a large-scale, urgent effort needed to phase out carbon-intensive fossil fuels and shift our economy to clean, renewable energy sources.”
The message called for the president to reject the Keystone XL tar-sands pipeline.
If you’re interested in participating, you’ll find details at this link with
more information and a way to RSVP if you plan to attend.
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