Jun 01, 2017
As the world braced for President Donald Trump's expected announcement of withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement on Thursday, environmental organization 350.org laid out steps for how an energized people's movement can "rise up like never before" and stop the anti-science White House from destroying the planet.
Jamie Henn, 350.org co-founder and communications director, articulated the action plan amid a global #ActonClimate Twitter storm on Thursday. In addition to the broader strategy framework, Henn identifyied four key goals for the movement, which include: 1) sidelining Trump's expansion of the fossil fuel industry; 2) pushing towards 100 percent renewable energy; 3) putting climate champions in positions of power; and 4) rekindling a global movement.
Ultimately, in the face of Trump's decision on the Paris accord, Henn said it was vital for people around the world to "stay hopeful, stay visionary, stay bold."
\u201cTrump can exit Paris, but we won't let him destroy our future. It\u2019s still up to us to #ActOnClimate. Here are some ideas how:\u201d— Jamie Henn (@Jamie Henn) 1496332885
\u201cThe inside game is out the window. Our job now is to double down on building a powerful climate movement that can win. #ActOnClimate\u201d— Jamie Henn (@Jamie Henn) 1496332885
\u201cThe climate movement is already HUGE: we\u2019ve got millions of supporters, organizers in 50 states, & can turn out mass numbers. #ActOnClimate\u201d— Jamie Henn (@Jamie Henn) 1496332885
\u201cWe need to get people who care off the sidelines. That\u2019s going to take a big vision and clear goals along the way. #ActOnClimate\u201d— Jamie Henn (@Jamie Henn) 1496332885
\u201cSo, here\u2019s a vision: in 2020, we elect a climate President with a mandate to replace the fossil fuel industry with an 100% clean energy.\u201d— Jamie Henn (@Jamie Henn) 1496332885
\u201cTo get there, we need to expand the movement to take on the fossil fuels, build support for clean energy, and take back power #ActOnClimate\u201d— Jamie Henn (@Jamie Henn) 1496332885
\u201cGoal 1: Holding back Trump\u2019s expansion of the fossil fuel industry through local bans, divestment, and direct action. #ActOnClimate\u201d— Jamie Henn (@Jamie Henn) 1496332885
\u201cGoal 2: Push forward on 100% renewables. Let\u2019s get more cities and states to commit to 100% and build massive support for clean energy.\u201d— Jamie Henn (@Jamie Henn) 1496332885
\u201cGoal 3: Take back political power. Let\u2019s lay the groundwork now to elect climate champions in 2018 and 2020. #ActOnClimate\u201d— Jamie Henn (@Jamie Henn) 1496332885
\u201cGoal 4: Organize locally, mobilize globally. The US climate movement needs to support our global allies to push forward. #ActOnClimate\u201d— Jamie Henn (@Jamie Henn) 1496332885
\u201cSo if you've been waiting, now is a time to get involved. You can plug in and find a local group here: https://t.co/6hIPjepXt1 #ActOnClimate\u201d— Jamie Henn (@Jamie Henn) 1496332885
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