For Immediate Release
350.org on Trump Officials Deliberating US Participation in Paris Climate Agreement
As administration debates backing out of historic international agreement, movements for climate, jobs and justice gear up for April 29 Peoples Climate March
WASHINGTON - Trump administration officials are expected to meet tomorrow to deliberate whether the United States’ should end its participation in the Paris climate agreement. This comes as movements for climate, jobs and justice gear up for the April 29 Peoples Climate March in the nation’s capitol and across the country.
In response, 350.org Executive Director May Boeve issued the following statement:
“An overwhelming majority of people in the United States support staying in the Paris agreement. It’s one of the animating reasons why so many people are joining the Peoples Climate March this April 29th in Washington, D.C. and across the country. As the Trump administration deliberates isolating the US from the rest of the world, movements for climate, jobs and justice are mobilizing to continue to build bold solutions that protect our communities and tackle climate change. We know this deal is critical to defending our climate and communities -- this is about our very survival.”
Over 100,000 people have already RSVP’ed for the DC march alone, along with more than 220 sister marches happening across the country and around the world.
350 is the red line for human beings, the most important number on the planet. The most recent science tells us that unless we can reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million, we will cause huge and irreversible damage to the earth. But solutions exist. All around the world, a movement is building to take on the climate crisis, to get humanity out of the danger zone and below 350. This movement is massive, it is diverse, and it is visionary. We are activists, scholars, and scientists. We are leaders in our businesses, our churches, our governments, and our schools. We are clean energy advocates, forward-thinking politicians, and fearless revolutionaries. And we are united around the world, driven to make our planet livable for all who come after us.