Global warming places an urgent threat on our environmental, economic and national security and the public health of our communities.
353 Mayors get it. What about yours?
When federal leadership failed to lead, mayors across the country are rising to the occasion.
While 162 countries have ratified the Kyoto Protocol to address global warming, The United States has not. Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels is taking action. "I got ticked. I was embarrassed that our country didn't sign the Kyoto Protocol, so I committed to do something on behalf of the people of Seattle." That something is the Climate Protection Act. To date, 353 mayors - representing some 54 million Americans in 49 states - have joined with Mayor Nickels.
For more information on the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement, please visit the official website.
About The U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement. The Agreement, initiated by Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels, was introduced on February 16, 2005 — the same day that the Kyoto Protocol international global warming treaty took effect for participating countries. The agreement calls for Mayors of our cities to implement carbon dioxide restrictions on a local level, and is quickly gathering support around the country, recently earning the backing of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.