Whereas Global Warming is causing the melting of polar ice caps, rising sea levels, degradation of agricultural areas, and increased number and severity of storms, among other negative effects, all of which have a potentially devastating impact on our health, safety and wellbeing and;
Whereas the emission of greenhouse gases contribute to global warming and;
Whereas the use of fossil fuels is the major contributor to the production of greenhouse gases and;
Whereas the Kyoto Protocol to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has not been ratified by the United States and;
Whereas individuals, companies and governments at all levels can take meaningful action to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and reduce greenhouse gases;
Therefore be it resolved that The United States should ratify the Kyoto Treaty on Global Warming and take immediate action to meet the goals set forth in that treaty and;
Individuals, companies and all levels of our government should implement policies to move towards a sustainable energy policy, relying on renewable energy sources and a reduction in resource use.
Submitted by Dan Goldstein 2/9/08