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There is no more important cause than the call to action to save our planet. This is a movement about change, as individuals, as a country, and as a global community. We are all contributors to global warming and we all need to be part of the solution. Join the 515,281 supporters of the Stop Global Warming Virtual March, and become part of the movement to demand solutions to global warming now.

The Stop Global Warming Virtual March is a non-political effort bringing Americans together to declare that global warming is here now and it’s time to act.

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Jerome Ringo

I am marching not only for the National Wildlife Federation, but also for my hometown of Lake Charles, La., which was hit hard by Hurricane Rita. I spent three weeks volunteering in local shelters after Katrina. After the first few days, I noticed that people in the shelters weren't talking about the storm anymore. They were coming to me and saying, "Tell me more about this global warming. What is it? How is it contributing to the intensity of these storms?"

I told them about the new research that has found a direct link between warming ocean temperatures and increasing hurricane intensity. I told them about a new Massachusetts Institute of Technology study that found hurricane duration and intensity has increased about 50 percent in the past 30 years. They listened. They wanted to know more. And mostly, they wanted to know what they could do to help slow global warming.

Since those hurricanes, I have a renewed sense of obligation to my family and my hometown to do everything I can to see the United States reverse course and take a leadership role to confront global warming.

We have to put an end to the Category 5 denial of global warming in Washington.

National Wildlife Federation