The Marshall Fire has shown us that no place is immune from climate-fueled disasters – including Boulder County, Colorado. It’s time for us to start acting as if the climate crisis requires immediate action – not action ten to thirty years from now.
Please add your name by January 12th to this letter demanding that Governor Polis declare a climate emergency, and that State agencies accelerate Colorado’s efforts to address that emergency. Colorado should act swiftly to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions in line with scientists’ recommendations and Colorado’s own climate goals. It is essential that we phase out oil and gas production over the present decade and shutter all coal-fired power plants by 2025. Taking these actions in Colorado, coupled with similar actions across the country and across the world, is the only way to prevent tragedies like the one that struck Boulder County during the last week of 2021 from engulfing civilization.
On January 13th, there will be a “State of the Climate Rally” at 11:00 a.m. across the street from the west steps of the State Capitol to amplify this demand. For more information and to RSVP, visit this FB page.