But this is major worldwide action on climate change, so it won’t be easy. One significant obstacle is the United States’ federal government’s continued efforts to undermine climate and conservation activities, including an announcement to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. It’s a setback, but we will remain focused and it will not stop our momentum.
Americans of all stripes want climate action, and we will make it happen. Sixty-seven percent of Americans want the federal government to do more to reduce the effects of global climate change. And more than 3,600 leaders from America’s cities, states, tribes, businesses, colleges, and universities are still devoted to meeting climate commitments as part of the We Are Still In movement. With so many in our corner, WWF and other conservation organizations are letting the world know: the US will do its part to address the climate crisis.
Now it’s our job to prove it. As we approach the upcoming UN Climate Summit and the 2020 deadlines, we need to reduce our own emissions and demand others do the same. If we can reach a tipping point where all leaders understand that we’ll no longer tolerate inaction, those leaders will act. With everyone’s help, we can make 2020 the year we took back our planet.
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