A guest post by Eban Goodstein, Professor of Economics at Lewis & Clark College and project director of the National Teach-in on Global Warming Solutions.


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One thing you can do to stop global warming right now is tell a teacher — a friend, your kid’s teacher, a cousin, or a colleague — about The National Teach-In on Global Warming Solutions, set for Thursday, Feb. 5.

With the election over, it is tempting to assume that the hard work is done. But the same coalition that has stifled progress to date — the fossil-fuel industry, along with “government is the problem" politicians — are still in Washington, still fighting to preserve the “business as usual" that unchecked, is on track to destroy half the life on the planet. The only thing powerful enough to overcome D.C. gridlock is a mobilized American public — so get moving, and tell a teacher (or a leader at your church, synagogue, or mosque) to join the Teach-In!

Participation in the teach-in is easy:

Already, more than 400 colleges, universities, high schools and K-8 schools around the country (also churches, synagogues, mosques, libraries, civic organizations, and businesses) have signed on to participate. At a critical moment at the beginning of the new administration, help mobilize thousands of institutions and millions of Americans, and on this one day, raise global warming solutions to the top of the nation’s agenda.

This post was created for ClimateProgress.org, a project of the Center for American Progress Action Fund.