PEOPLE'S RATIFICATION OF THE KYOTO GLOBAL WARMING TREATY
When faced with a grave threat to a livable future for ourselves, our children and future generations, it is our duty as Americans to respond.
In contrast, the United States, which generates 23 percent of the world's polluting carbon emissions with only 5 percent of its population, refuses to join in this worldwide effort to keep this planet hospitable to civilization.
We recognize the current goals of the Protocol are too low – and its timetable too long -- to effectively halt the escalating instability of the global climate.
We also recognize the Kyoto Protocol is the only existing diplomatic framework through which the entire global community can address this unprecedented challenge.
We further recognize that the Constitution of the United States grants us the ultimate authority of government.
Therefore, as citizens of the United States, we hereby ratify the Kyoto Protocol and demand that our elected representatives follow suit.
Finally, we declare, through this act of ratification, our allegiance to the democratic process, our fundamental and mortal relationship with this Earth and our essential solidarity with every other member of the human family.
Please mail this sheet to Kyoto and Beyond, P.O. Box 125, South Lee, MA 01260 – www.kyotoandbeyond.org