350 PPM Global Climate Goal

Resolution number SDL09.06

WHEREAS, global climate change endangers the foundation of human civilization by specifically threatening large scale farming, livestock production, fisheries and other wild animal food sources, traditional water supplies, and human habitable zones, due to radical changes in weather conditions and sea level; and

WHEREAS, leading atmospheric scientists, such as James E. Hanson of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, believe we can prevent the worst effects of global climate change by reducing the concentration of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere to 350 parts per million (PPM); and

WHEREAS, current atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide is 387 PPM and increasing, the need to rapidly reverse this trend is critical and will require worldwide recognition of the goal 350 PPM;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party recognizes the goal of reducing the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide to 350 PPM; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party is committed to reaching the goal of 350 PPM, and will forward this resolution to our California U.S. Senators, California Democratic Congressional Delegation, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, and President Barack Obama.

Authors/Sponsors: Tony Hale, Treasurer, Environmental Caucus;
Luke Breit, Chair, Environmental Caucus;
Debra Broner, Vice Chair Environmental Caucus; 
Beach Cities Democratic Club

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Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its Executive Board Meeting\xe2\x80\xa8
Holiday Inn San Jose
July 18, 2010

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