Dear ASA friends, partners, and environmental conservation advocates around the world,
We know at times it can feel as if our efforts to protect our planet are inconsequential and overlooked. We know that this can feel isolating. We at ASA would like everyone within our community to know that we are not alone in our efforts to protect this earth.
Last week United States president Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw the country from the Paris Agreement. What followed was an awe-inspiring global outpouring of support for the environment, not only from those directly involved in efforts to protect our environment, but also from world leaders, businesses, and citizens of countries around the world.
Some notable parties who have pledged their support in the effort to fight climate change include:
Politicians and world leaders former US Vice President Al Gore, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, UK Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, Japanese foreign ministry, the United Nations, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, former US President Barack Obama, former US Vice President Joe Biden, over 80 US mayors, Pope Francis and the Catholic Church, as well as the many other faith-based groups and spiritual leaders around the world who are managing projects, campaigning, educating, and inspiring the support and action of thousands of people around the world.
Corporations and company CEOs of General Electric chief executive Jeff Immelt, Apple, Google, Microsoft, IBM, PepsiCo, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Walt Disney chief executive Robert Iger, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and even oil giants Shell and Exxon.
Republican United States House Representatives Carlos Curbelo (Florida), Pat Meehan (Pennsylvania), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Florida), David Reichert (Washington), Elise Stefanik (New York), Ryan Costello (Florida), and other notable republicans such as former Secretary of State George Schultz, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, and former head of the EPA Christine Todd Whitman (under George W. Bush).
Scientists, environmentalists, and conservation organizations The Nature Conservancy, the Zoological Society of London, WCS President and CEO Cristian Samper, Indigenous Environmental Network Executive Director Tom Goldtooth, Australian energy and environment minister Josh Frydenberg, actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio, Astronaut Mark Kelly, Dr. Jane Goodall, the Jane Goodall Institute, Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Science Director William F. Laurance, Wilson Center Director of Population, Environmental Security and Resilience Roger-Mark De Souza, Université libre de Bruxelles research associate Jean-François Bastin, Polar Bears International chief scientist Steven C. Amstrup, Center for Global Development senior fellow Jonah Busch, CIESIN Earth Institute Deputy Director Marc A. Levy, Columbia Water Center Staff Research Associate Juan Pablo Campos, and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory research professor Joerg M Schaefer.
And so many, many more.
We are grateful that so many support this cause and, as a result, are also supporting the conservation efforts for amphibians and other wildlife all around the world. If you also support efforts to fight climate change, we want to know! Like, share, or comment on this post with the hashtag #HopForHope to show your support!
Amphibian Survival Alliance Team
Photo: Elyssa Scheck