Why Join Anti-Keystone XL Rally Sunday? Some Nights We Are Young, Carry On!

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Watching the Grammy’s made me wish climate hawks had an anthem.

So let’s set the world on fire.
We can burn brighter
Than the sun.

OK, maybe listening to Fun.’s “We Are Young” and “Some Nights” and “Carry On” over and over again since Sunday night has carried me away a bit, but I know what I stand for, and it ain’t putting our foot on the carbon accelerator while we speed toward the cliff (see We’re headed to 11°F warming and even 7°F requires “nearly quadrupling the current rate of decarbonisation”).

This is it boys, this is war.
What are we waiting for!
Why don’t we break the rules already?

Well, there may not be an anthem, but there is a rally.

What is billed as the “the largest climate rally in U.S. history” is set for The National Mall in Washington, D.C. on February 17, 2013, Noon – 4:00 p.m. (details here and below)

If the climate doesn’t get you up on your feet marching, maybe this will:

No one’s ever gonna stop us tonight
‘Cause we are
We are shining stars.
We are invincible.
We are who we are.
On our darkest day
When we’re miles away
Sun will come
We will find our way home.

If you’re lost and alone
Or you’re sinking like a stone
Carry on.
May your past be the sound
Of your feet upon the ground
Carry on.

Here are the rally details:

Crippling drought. Devastating wildfires. Superstorm Sandy. Climate has come home — and the American people get it.

What: The largest climate rally in U.S. history.

When: February 17, 2013, Noon – 4:00 p.m. (please arrive by 11:30 a.m.)

Where: The National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Gather at the northeast corner of the Washington Monument
(Closest Metro subway stations: Federal Triangle and Smithsonian)

On Sunday, February 17, thousands of Americans will head to Washington, D.C. to make Forward on Climate the largest climate rally in history. Join this historic event to make your voice heard and help the president start his second term with strong climate action.

For more details about the rally — including information about coordinating and riding buses to Washington – please read our FAQ. Also check out the dozens of organizations leading and supporting this rally!

And here’s a bonus anthem to get you marching:

Carry on, carry on!

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10 Responses to Why Join Anti-Keystone XL Rally Sunday? Some Nights We Are Young, Carry On!

  1. That is good, Joe.

    I read David Brooks’s column today. I agreed with him on this…

    This future-oriented mentality had practical effects. For decades, government invested heavily in long-range projects like railroads and canals. Today, Americans have inverted this way of thinking. Instead of sacrificing the present for the sake of the future, Americans now sacrifice the future for the sake of the present.

    and then read that he wanted Obama to approve the Keystone XL. Future?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/12/opinion/brooks-carpe-diem-nation.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

    • Zimzone says:

      That’s classic Brooks, Wesley.

      ‘I’m for it, but very much against it!’

    • Dan Ives says:

      The fact that David Brooks, George Will, and Tom Friedman are taken seriously as deep thinkers with valuable commentary shows you how rotten and useless the establishment media has become.

      • jk says:

        I don’t think Tom Friedman should be lumped in with George Will. Perhaps you can elaborate on why you’re condemning Friedman.

        • Thomas says:

          See, The Iraq War.

          Friedman is good on climate, but it’s hard to forgive his fervent war mongering.

    • Joe Romm says:

      Yes, I was meaning to comment on that. Maybe tomorrow.

    • Mulga Mumblebrain says:

      I’m sorry, but, in my opinion, paying even a nano-second’s attention to anything Brooks says on any topic (he suffers from panidiocy)is a very great waste of time.

  2. Ken Barrows says:

    “nearly quadrupling the current rate of decarbonisation”).

    The world is decarbonizing? Boy, learn something every day.

  3. Brooks Bridges says:

    Thanks very much. Totally agree we need a “Blowin in the wind” or “We Shall Overcome”.

    Everything counts in this campaign. No one thing will get people moving but a lot of us want to feel like we’re doing SOMETHING. Despair is so close.

    And
    “May your past be the sound
    Of your feet upon the ground
    Carry on.”
    makes us feel we at least didn’t sit on our hands.