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AP Photo/Carolyn KasterAre you feeling the heat?

For those of us on the western part of the United States, cities are seeing triple digit temperatures, with the evenings showing no respite from the heat.

Extreme weather patterns will only increase if we continue to do nothing about climate change.

At Global Exchange, we are taking the Beat the Heat challenge to tackle climate change by joining efforts to stop the dirty tar sands pipeline.
One week ago President Obama mentioned the Keystone XL pipeline in his climate speech. His exact words were, “Our national interest will be served only if this pipeline does not significantly exacerbate the climate problem.”

Let's bring the heat to President Obama and urge him to reject the Keystone XL pipeline.

Scientists at the U.S. EPA estimate that the Keystone XL pipeline will add 18.7 million metric tons of carbon pollution per year. That sure sounds like it will have an impact on the “climate problem.”

This week I am going to see that climate problem first hand as I visit the tar sands and stand in solidarity with First Nation communities in Alberta, Canada at a Healing Walk in order to stop the destruction and start the healing of the planet.

You can help us make sure the President gets the message. We're going to raise $5,000 this summer to Beat the Heat and address climate change. 

Your generous donations will allow us to keep up the pressure on the Obama administration by joining up with ally organizations for vital coalition work, participating in strategy sessions, and developing and sharing critical outreach materials. These actions may not be glamorous, but they are the backbone of a successful resistance movement. 

The scientific verdict is in, the voices of front line communities have spoken, and this pipeline must be stopped.

Together, we can Beat the Heat.

Carleen Pickard
Executive Director

Global Exchange
We are an international human rights organization dedicated to promoting social, economic and environmental justice around the world.
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