Climate Action Under Oppressive Regimes
Mar 9, 2017
In January, President Trump gave the go-ahead for construction of the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. This action, combined with naming fossil fuel supporter Scott Pruitt as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, signaled the arrival of an administration many fear will not be kind to the environment. 350.org is an international effort to raise awareness of the need to decrease carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere from >400 parts per million to below 350. 350.org’s online campaigns, grassroots organizing and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by individuals in 188 countries. The effort focuses on three main goals: keeping carbon in the ground, helping build a new, more equitable low-carbon economy and pressuring governments into limiting emissions. Currently, the initiative is involved in the efforts to stop the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines.