An Astronaut’s View On Why You Should Give A Damn

With the Paris Climate Conference only weeks away, now’s the time to speak up.

The words of Edgar D. Mitchell, an astronaut on the Apollo 14 mission, still echo throughout the corridors of time. With The Paris Climate Talks nearly weeks away, over 190 countries will gather in Paris to discuss the future of climate change. As this monumental event nears, we have the opportunity as citizens of the world to develop – and actually implement – what Edward called in the 1970s a “global consciousness.”

In the spirit of fostering a global consciousness, EarthToParis is a movement meant to expand and amplify the discussion around climate change leading up to the summit. Everyone has a role to play. Many scientists have suggested that we’ve reached a tipping point: if we don’t seriously do something about the current climate change rate, our planet will warm more than 2 degrees Celsius by 2036, resulting in massive droughts and floods, and entire islands disappearing.

Now is your chance to “grab a politican by the scruff of their neck,” and speak up about the future of our planet. Use the hashtag #EarthToParis to send a message from Earth to Paris, and have your voice heard.

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