Power Down Petition
Signature Count: 631
Rationale for Power Down
"In September 2006 photographic evidence from NASA showed a 40-fold increase in the rate of loss of Arctic winter ice over a two year period."
"Unless we stop dumping 70 million tonnes of global warming pollution into the atmosphere every 24 hours, the continued acceleration of this pollution would destroy the future of civilization"
Al Gore, Helsinki
"If we go above 2C [of warming] we will raise hell"
Fred Pierce, New Scientist 12 February 2005
"The WHO report 2006 estimates that 150,000 people are dying annually from the effects of climate change ...at just 0.6C warming"
2005 Report by UCL & Meteorological Office
"The Amazon forest is currently near its critical resiliency threshold, with just a small degree of warming the interior of the Amazon Basin becomes essentially devoid of vegetation."
"Deforestation currently accounts for 18% of global CO2 emissions; more than the global transport sector."
Stern Report Oct 2006
"We inhabit the brief historical interlude between ecological restraint and ecological catastrophe"