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Tuesday, August 29, 2017
This is an important opportunity to hold the White House accountable. Please sign the White House Climate Science Report Petition demanding that the Trump administration stop playing politics with climate science.
It's almost impossible to come to grips with the full scope of the devastation Hurricane Harvey has bought to Texas. The tragic loss of life, homes flooded out, families evacuated and forced into shelters, entire lives turned upside down.
As the storm still rages on, our hearts go out to everyone in Harvey’s path, and to all those who will be dealing with the aftermath for months and years to come.
But there are crucial ways you can help:
First thing’s first: There are many groups on the ground assisting with response efforts—from the American Red Cross to the Greater Houston Community Fund to local food banks to the Houston Humane Society. A quick Google search will give you plenty of suggestions on ways you can support the emergency response efforts.
This is a good opportunity to remind people of the importance of donating blood, which can be a real lifesaver for people in crisis.
Scientists are examining the many climate variables that supercharged this storm and contributed to such catastrophe—but there’s one fact that remains clear: As our climate warms, we’re experiencing ever-more devastating storm surges and record rainfalls during hurricane season—which is also why these storms are becoming more destructive and costly.
While Americans struggle with the real-life consequences of the climate crisis, the Trump administration is undercutting critical science research we need to protect ourselves—and minimize the intensity of these disasters in the decades to come.
And if you’ve already signed, please share this petition on Facebook and Twitter to ask your friends to follow your lead. Please note: Signing petitions on the White House Petition Site is a two-step process. First you must enter your information and submit the form, and then you need to check your email inbox to confirm your submission by clicking a link in a bounce-back email. It is crucial that you take both steps to ensure your name is counted.