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I understand that climate change is an immensely powerful, dangerous force. Climate change threatens me, my family and friends, and civilization itself. Though this knowledge is terrifying, I will bravely face reality. I forsake denial, and will always strive to live in climate truth.
I understand that fighting climate change is both a moral and strategic imperative. It must be our top political priority.
I understand that humanity has a choice. We can be passive, helpless victims of the ravages of climate change. Or we can fight back, together.
I know that we must fight climate change the same way we fought WWII— with a government led, full-scale societal mobilization. Paul Gilding and Jorgen Randers provide a “1 Degree War Plan” which offers a viable model for how a War on Climate Change could unfold.
We must bring all of our resources to bear. In WWII, we invested approximately 36% of our GDP or $5.6 trillion dollars in today’s dollars. This is a good approximation for what we should invest our War on Climate Change.
Because fighting climate change is a strategic and moral imperative; the most important issue of our time, I pledge:
- To only support political candidates with my time or money who have also signed this pledge.
- To always vote for candidates who have signed this pledge over candidates who have not.
- To live in climate truth—to forsake denial, and courageously face the truth of climate change.
- To spread climate truth, and this pledge, to people I know and love. I will help others overcome denial and live in climate truth. We will fight back, together.