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Massachusetts and Rhode Island soon followed suit. • On September 27, 2006, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the California Global Warming Solutions Act, which is designed to cap that state’s greenhouse gas emissions at 1990 levels by 2020. • After the November 2006 elections, Sen. S. Senate’s Environmental Public Works Committee, vowed to champion federal legislation after California’s new law. org), a national day of climate action scheduled for April 14, 2007. As people mobilize support for innovative clean-energy policies, these and other leaders are seeking to transform the societal, economic, and political landscape well into the election year of 2008.

Rebel actions call public attention to the issue, stimulate public dialogue, and sometimes play a crucial role in confronting recalcitrant powerholders. Civil rights activists in the rebel role organized sit-ins and boycotts, rallies and marches, and myriad other public actions. S. Climate Emergency Council. The Social Change Agent Social change agents are the movement’s organizers. They focus on public education, organize new segments of the community in support of the movement’s goals, and nurture new leaders.

Think of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement. Recall Gandhi and the struggle for an independent India. Remember the fight for women’s suffrage in the United States. Over the past few years, people have asked how we can remain upbeat given all that we know about the threat of climate change. We both unhesitatingly reply that we cannot imagine anything more fulfilling than working on one of the most important issues of our time, alongside old and new friends. Even though the challenge is immense, we agree with Bill McKibben’s words in Ignition’s preface: there is much inspiration and joy to be had on this road.

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