In early 2014, a small group of lawyers in Philadelphia began a campaign to enlist the support of the legal community for action on climate change. That campaign took root with the leadership of the Philadelphia Bar Association under the name A Call to the Bar: Lawyers for Common Sense on Climate Change.
The goal? To protect our children and future generations from the catastrophic effects of climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions through carbon pricing, such as carbon tax, cap-and-trade, or fee and dividend. Virtually all knowledgeable people agree that carbon pricing is critical. Citizens must demand it, government must deliver it. Lawyers can lead the way.
Yesterday, April 21, 2015, the campaign reached the West Coast, with the publication by the Oregon State Bar of my article “Just a Theory on People and Climate Change.”
I am immensely proud to have the support of lawyers in Oregon.
In coming months, you can expect to hear more about our work with lawyers around the country, as we turn common sense into public policy.
Lawyers, law students, and non-lawyers can support our efforts by going to our web site, www.calltothebar.org and signing our petition. We cannot do it without you. Sign the petition now.