The tour features author and activist Bill McKibben, musical guests, and others, like author Naomi Klein and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, appearing via video.
The first major climate change decision that President Obama will face in his second term is whether to approve the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, which would send 800,000 barrels a day of the world's dirtiest oil to be burned overseas.
Right after the Do the Math event on the 18th, 350.org will hold the first major demonstration of Obama's second term, encouraging him to live up to our high expectations and take action to stop climate change by rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline. The march will begin immediately after the event right outside the theater, and head for the White House.
According to 350.org, fossil fuel corporations are making record profits, and spent hundreds of millions of dollars on ads on the last election alone. According to 350.org, corporations make all that money because they're able to pollute the air with CO2 for free—while we pay the cost in the form of climate disasters like Sandy. According to 350.org, this event is the starting point for ending business as usual for the fossil fuel industry.
AAEA believes fossil fuels should be used in the most efficient ways humanly possible. If the Keystone XL pipeline project is approved, our AAEA parent, the Center for Environment, Commerce & Energy, intends to facilitate a construction contract in partnership with its pipeline partner, S.L. Sibert Management and Construction Company.