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Wednesday, May 10, 2017


Trump's tipped to pull the US out of the Paris Climate agreement in days! The only way to save it is to make the UK and five other powerful countries stand in his way. They meet in days. Click to demand they draw a red line around Paris and share this everywhere:
Dear friends across the UK,

Trump is tipped to pull the US out of the Paris Climate agreement in days! The only way to save it is to make sure six powerful countries who also signed this global deal stand in his way.

The UK is about to meet with the US, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Canada at their annual G7 summit. PM May said she’ll protect Paris, but she could succumb to Trump's back-room deals unless people everywhere expose this sham and say NO WAY.

That's us! This is our global deal signed by 197 countries. We can't let Trump destroy it. Click to demand the UK draws a red line around Paris and share this everywhere:

Tell PM May to side with the world on climate action

New data shows the earth is warming even quicker than we thought when the Paris deal was signed. We have to drive through climate action faster, not waste time with Trump's ignorant, fossil-fuel-loving deniers.  

But PM May is staying quiet, focusing on the upcoming election and Brexit instead. That’s why it’s crucial we push her and the rest of the G6 to commit to move forward with or without the US, and punish Trump if he pulls out of Paris.

If we make this story massive, and pin the problem firmly on PM May and the other leaders sitting round the table, they’ll feel they have to increase climate ambition. Let's show Trump and his fossil-fuel friends that if they put our planet in peril, our movement will fight back more strongly, and the world will move #forwardonclimate.

Tell PM May to side with the world on climate action
Everything we love is at stake. We've fought for years for climate agreements to protect the earth, but now Trump threatens everything and it's going to take all of us to stop him. Let's stand together from every corner of our planet now for our safe future.  

With hope and determination,

Alice, Iain, Marigona, Nick, Luca, Spyro, Fatima, and the whole Avaaz team  


White House Leaning Toward Exiting Paris Agreement By Next Week, Sources Say (HuffPost)

G7 climate change delay blamed on US (FT)

The Pruitt Emails: E.P.A. Chief Was Arm in Arm With Industry (NYTimes)

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