Sierra Club supporters like you have been submitting their stories to Climate Comes Home, and they are heartbreaking. "I was born and raised in Oklahoma, and was living in the home my mother was born in. The only problem was the horribly deteriorating weather. It stayed at least over 100 all summer, and the tornadoes became deadly. Every spring became a 'fear for your life' season rather than a season of beauty and rebirth. I finally had enough, packed up, and moved to the North Carolina mountains.
"It's safe and comfortable here, but it cost me my home, friends and family, job, health insurance, my roots." -- Bill, Franklin, NCStorms. Drought. Fires. These are our lives, and the time to act is now.On February 17 in Washington, D.C.,
Forward on Climate will be the largest climate rally in U.S. history. RSVP today to help families like Bill's!Norma, you need to be at this rally. Every last voice will show President Obama how big the climate movement has become. We'll gather on the National Mall, march to the White House, form a giant human pipeline, and hear from inspiring speakers like Michael Brune, Bill McKibben, Van Jones, the Rev. Lennox Yearwood, and Maria Cardona, with more to be named soon.There are buses coming from Florida -- RSVP today to make history, then find a ride near you."40 years ago, I moved to the Rocky Mountains of Idaho to live and work in the snow. Winter lasted 5-6 months then and started in mid October. Now, we don't get snow until mid-to-late December. The forests are turning red
from the beetle kill and no one dresses their kids in snow suits for Halloween. The farmers are fighting over water since our snow pack has diminished so badly, and skiing [which provides jobs] has gone mediocre. If this continues, our community will die." -- Kathy, Hailey, ID"I go to Fire Island every summer. This year, flooding from the ocean and the Great South Bay tore up the railroad tracks, uprooted blocks of cement, and caused expensive damage to buildings, homes, and valuable property like sailboats. The unusually wide beach we had last year? Wiped out. The fences around the tennis courts? Wrecked. The dock by the bay? Submerged. And the island? Split into two." -- Joshua, Eugene, ORNo to climate disruption and Keystone XL. Yes to renewable energy and carbon standards for power plants. The time
to act is now -- you don't want to miss this moment.Thanks for all you do,Kate ColarulliSierra Club Forward on Climate Rally DirectorP.S. - If you absolutely can't make it to Washington, you can still show your support! Schedule a Thunderclap post for your Facebook or Twitter -- every post will go up at the same time on February 17, creating one of the biggest joint social media posts ever. We'll show all the posts on stage at the rally, showing President Obama how big this national movement has grown. If you do not wish to receive future emails like this, click here to be removed from this type of email contact.