U.S. Climate Emergency Council  [Printer-friendly version]
July 27, 2006


[Rachel's introduction: A protest and rally demanding climate justice
will occur Saturday August 26, 2006 in the Washington D.C area.
Organized by the Climate Emergency Council and the Chesapeake Climate
Action Network]

WHAT: Protest and Rally Demanding Climate Justice and Truth Telling
from the NOAA Leadership

WHERE: 1305 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910

WHEN: Noon -- 3pm, Saturday August 26

WHO: U.S. Climate Emergency Council and the Chesapeake Climate Action


Below and attached is information about an important action a month
from now in the Washington, D.C. area. The climate action movement
cannot let the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina pass without
visible action in solidarity with Katrina survivors and for action on
global warming!

We are looking for many more groups to endorse this action and help to
build it in whatever ways you can. Please let us hear from you!

One year after Hurricane Katrina

Demonstrate August 26 in the D.C. Area at NOAA's National Headquarters

Join Us As We Demand:

** Justice for Katrina Survivors!

** NOAA Leadership, Stop the Global Warming Cover-Up!

Katrina survivors and noted national leaders will speak. Activists
will read aloud the names of hundreds of people still missing from

Hurricane Katrina caused over 1500 deaths. On Saturday, August 26, at
12 noon, outside the headquarters of the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Silver Spring, Md., let's join
together to remember and mourn for those who died while we demand
action on the greatest source of future Katrina-like disasters: global
warming. We will call for jobs, housing, health care, environmental
cleanup and justice for Katrina survivors. We will demand that our
government get serious about cutting the global warming pollution that
is creating stronger and more frequent Category 4 and 5 hurricanes,
according to scientists

Instead of protecting Americans, NOAA's leadership, in direct
violation of the agency's mission to warn the nation about "dangerous
weather" and "improve our understanding and stewardship of the
environment," is steadfastly ignoring or distorting the growing number
of scientific studies linking major hurricanes to global warming.
Their actions are placing tens of millions of coastal Americans at
greater risk of experiencing, over the coming years and decades, the
kind of catastrophic impacts we saw in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina
killed over 1500 people, displaced two million others and inflicted
$200 billion in damages.

If NOAA's leadership continues to violate NOAA's mission, it's time
for new leadership.

It's Time to Stand Up for Justice and Truth-Telling!

Initiated by the U.S. Climate Emergency Council,

www.climateemergency.org, 973-338-5398, 301-891-6844,