Open Letter Indiegogo Campaign

Woohoo! 308 heroic humans contributed $34,853 to get the Open Letter published in the LA Times on Sunday, November 10th. The remainder went to the Alliance on Climate Education.

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To sum up…

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We did it!!! The letter was published as a full-page ad in the LA Times on Sunday, November 10th, 2013. The remaining funds were donated to the Alliance for Climate Education. What’s next? We are continuing to promote the letter as a message to VIPs on climate change, and we encourage you to do the   …Continue Reading

Campaign Update: Video Montage

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So, that video montage we’ve been going on about for weeks? We finally finished it!

Addressee Profile: Gary Knell, CEO of NPR

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Gary Knell is the president and CEO of NPR. He made our list by heading up one of the largest news outlets in the world ranked by audience size.     Positive Moves NPR has explicitly stated that climate change is a scientific fact and that humans are to blame. [source] They have explicitly challenged   …Continue Reading

Campaign Update: Week One Is Over, Week Two Beckons

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The first week of the campaign got us off to a very strong start! We are astonished and humbled by the $26K+ you all have contributed so far. It’s incredibly heartening.   Clearly we still have a long way to go, so it’s crucial that you keep spreading the word to your networks. If we’re   …Continue Reading

Addressee Profile: Ryan Lance, CEO of ConocoPhillips

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Ryan Lance is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ConocoPhillips. He made our list by heading up the world’s largest independent pure-play oil and gas exploration & production company. Note: As recently as July 2013, ConocoPhillips was ranked the 11th largest company by revenue and the 5th largest non-stated-owned energy company by revenue. However,   …Continue Reading

Addressee Profile: Vladimir Putin, President of Russia

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Vladimir Putin is the President of Russia. He made our list by heading up the world’s fourth biggest emitter of greenhouse gases.         Positive Moves: In December 2012, under the umbrella of the President’s administration, Russia created a working group on climate change and sustainable development. [source] Russia’s greenhouse gas emissions have   …Continue Reading

FAQ: What will you do after the letter is published?

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What do you mean? We’ll relax, knowing we have at last conquered climate change! 😉 But really: We know one campaign won’t solve the climate crisis. Once we have sufficiently celebrated this minor victory, our intention is to keep applying pressure to global VIPs via similar projects.      

Addressee Profile: Warren Buffett

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Warren Buffett is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. Buffett is the primary shareholder, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He made our list by being the fourth wealthiest person on Earth. Positive Moves Buffett appears to believe climate change is real. [source] Berkshire Hathaway has invested extensively in solar power, wind energy and   …Continue Reading

FAQ: Do you actually think any of the addressees are going to read this letter or change because of it?

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As far as getting the addressees to read the letter, we think publishing it in the WSJ, with the names of thousands of supporters attached, stands a better chance of actually getting in front of them than writing their corporate headquarters would. In addition to being an invitation for people with power to change their   …Continue Reading

FAQ: Is the Open Letter associated with any existing organizations?

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No. There are two main reasons we decided to go it alone for now: Time. We are acutely aware of the urgency of this issue and did not want to delay our effort if we could help it. Establishing ourselves as a non-profit or finding one suitable for partnership would have put off launching the campaign   …Continue Reading