How You Can Help The US Climate Alliance
So you have a climate change-denying president, now what?
On June 1, Trump declared the United States would no longer be participating in the Paris Climate Agreement, a consensus between 195 countries to confirm that they would each do their part to try to mitigate the effects of climate change. The United States will become the third country to disapprove of the treaty, and the second to do so because it feels the treaty is too stringent and unnecessary.
In response, Governor Jerry Brown (CA-D), Governor Andrew Cuomo (NY-D) and Governor Jay Inslee (WA-D) stepped up to create the United States Climate Alliance. The US Climate Alliance is a group that vows to uphold the United States agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Oregon, Rhode Island and Virginia followed suit. Together these ten states make up almost 6% of the United States carbon emissions.
The US Climate Alliance needs your help. There are 40 other states within the US that have not yet agreed to uphold the Paris Climate Agreement. Call your governor, or another states governor, and urge them to join the US Climate Alliance. Make your voice heard and demand change. Be sure that when you are leaving your message for the governor of your state, you also give your address so that you show you are within their constituent. Below you can find the top 19 contributors to carbon emissions in the United States who have yet to join the US Climate Alliance.