Hi friends, Would you consider signing this letter of support from members of the biking industry calling for federal action on climate? https://www.businessclimateleaders.org/bikingindustrydeclaration
I expect Community Bike Works will be signing on shortly. Feel free to share. Kim Schaffer
Biking Industry’s Climate and Carbon Pricing Declaration SIGN THE DECLARATION HEREhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSebfVz_JaDSQw4yvEfUUuXzxjyip7jYBLMVMkgty3_Mq5cPow/viewform Join your colleagues in the Biking Industry in raising your collective voice to encourage Members of Congress to enact climate solutions in an effective, bipartisan, economically supportive and equitable way. BIKING INDUSTRY’S CLIMATE ACTION AND CARBON PRICING DECLARATION We, the Biking Industry of America, as business owners, leaders, entrepreneurs, employers, avid outdoorsmen and women and citizens hereby declare our strong recommendation for federal action to mitigate the risks of climate change, allowing our businesses to flourish and creating a healthy planet for all future generations. WHEREAS the recent IPCChttps://report.ipcc.ch/sr15/pdf/sr15_spm_final.pdf and National Climate Assessmenthttps://nca2018.globalchange.gov/ reports call for immediate action to stem the worst effects of climate change; WHEREAS the biking industry is a rapidly growing and evolving industry with an economic impact of over $81 billion domestically, responsible for tens of thousands of jobs that serve the 48 million cyclists in the US. WHEREAS biking and outdoor recreation facilities will be irreparably damaged by the consequences of anthropogenic climate change which include more severe weather, increasing temperatures, and larger forest fires. WHEREAS the Lancet Commissionhttps://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(19)32596-6/fulltext has said that climate change is the greatest public health threat of this century, but it is also the greatest public health opportunity of this century. The Commission wrote: The single most powerful strategic instrument to inoculate human health against the risks of climate change is strong and sustained carbon pricing; WHEREAS we are making substantial efforts and investments to reduce our carbon footprint and to ensure that we and our supply chain are sustainable and well positioned to avoid disruption from climate events; WHEREAS: The American Medical Associationhttps://www.ama-assn.org/topics/climate-change, along with over 100 American health organizations, recommends that we “put a price on carbon that reflects its true social costs and phase out investments in and subsidies for fossil fuels for energy extraction and generation.” WHEREAS a fee-dividend structure on carbon encourages the use of bicycles and other similar forms of human powered transportation, as well as increasing the buying power of consumers to purchase said products; WHEREAS: A bipartisan group of 3,500 luminary economistshttps://clcouncil.org/economists-statement/ (including all living former Federal Reserve chairs) endorses a carbon fee and dividend as the best way to "reduce carbon emissions at the scale and speed necessary," while also protecting the poor. WHEREAS researchhttps://www.energypolicy.columbia.edu/research/report/assessment-energy-innovation-and-carbon-dividend-act shows that the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act will effectively reduce America’s emissions by at least 40% within 12 years, grow the economy and create 2.1 million additional jobs over the next 10 years, improve our overall health and is revenue neutral; WHEREAS climate change should be neither a partisan nor a political issue, but a bridge to bring us together for our common future; WHEREAS America has the technology and the economic strength for bold climate action and time is of the essence; the actions we take, or fail to take, in the next few years will have repercussions for generations to come; and that we need public and political will to meet the challenge of stabilizing our climate; NOW THEREFORE LET IT BE RESOLVED THAT. . . SIGN THE DECLARATION HEREhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSebfVz_JaDSQw4yvEfUUuXzxjyip7jYBLMVMkgty3_Mq5cPow/viewform We members of the Biking Industry endorse an effective, efficient and equitable bipartisan, national carbon fee and dividend policy such as the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Acthttps://energyinnovationact.org/.
Kim Schaffer, Executive Director (she/her) Community Bike Works www.communitybikeworks.org cell: 484.554.8971
Celebrating 25 Years of Earn a Bike!
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