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How an Energized People's Movement Can Counter Trump and Save the Planet

In the face of pending Paris exit, 350.org's Jamie Henn says it is essential for supporters of a clean energy future to 'get off the sidelines'

An estimated 200,000 people took part in the April 29, 2017 climate march in Washington, D.C.. (Photo: Mark Dixon/cc/flickr)

An estimated 200,000 people took part in the April 29, 2017 climate march in Washington, D.C.. (Photo: Mark Dixon/cc/flickr)

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."

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