President Obama Should Earn the Peace Prize by Leading on Climate Change

Let’s not allow the momentum from cleaning up after  Superstorm Sandy to dissipate. Let’s use it as a catalyst to turn 350.org into a truly mass movement. One campaign could be to put pressure on President Obama to earn his Nobel Peace Prize by taking the lead on climate action. Solving the Israel-Palestine dispute isn’t enough—this is the planet he’d be saving. How can we convince the president to act now? What should be his first priority? Here’s what I think: For starters, he should:

Refuse to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. Then, insist that  Congress end subsidies to fossil fuel corporations and put a price on carbon.

What do you think will prompt Obama to take action? More in upcoming posts about the movement that is building.

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