We are a regular mom and dad living in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States, with our young kiddos.
When we read the special UN report, we were shocked by the findings of a shrinking timeframe, that show that if current greenhouse emissions stay the same, by 2040 the world would be faced in a global crisis, with worsening food shortages and wildfires, inundated coastlines, and intensifying droughts and poverty.
We pride ourselves to be educated on climate change issues – one of us had even been working on climate change mitigation mechanisms several years ago, but we were still taken aback by the new immediacy of the threat.
We were saddened to see the news of the report quickly disappearing within a few days, as new news replaced it. We are not experts or scientists. We are citizens of the world. And we are concerned. We want to give the fight against Climate Change more exposure, globally.
Helene and Raoul
Update: Until we create the non-profit which will support the petition, the Petition will be an initiative under Cascadia Climate Action. This statute allows us to have interns helping us with the management of the initiative. Thank you Mary for providing us a home before we build ours!