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She said the group is hoping, through their multi day walk in the heat of July, to persuade President Obama to stop the pipeline.
Norris said he has spoken with David Eisenhower, who teaches at the University of Pennsylvania, and said Reebok Dance Shoes Eisenhower has indicated he might walk a bit with the group.
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obvious that the weather is getting warmer. I read some of the science to know that if things get too warm, life as we know it will not be sustainable. I seen Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy, massive droughts in the farmland this summer, Europe experienced record cold temperatures this summer, and sea levels are rising. I just very concerned about future generations, Norris said of the already noticeable effects of climate change.
The walk is open to all ages, and will generally follow the path of the C Canal and parts of the Appalachian Trail, stopping overnight at campgrounds and churches, before ending at the White House. The choice of Camp David as the start point was a nod to President Eisenhower, Norris said, who named the presidential retreat after his grandson, David.
an environmental activist who is hopping mad about the ever encroaching environmental and health effects of climate change. Specifically, he really mad about the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline. The environmental activist group is named for 350 parts per million, which is considered to be the safe level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Levels in the atmosphere now fluctuate right around the 400 ppm mark, according to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
think climate change is the greatest moral issue of our time, said Hale, who runs a health and wellness retreat center. I get older, I realize I don have a great deal of time left to make a difference. Reebok Question Low On Feet
is a walk led by elders and grandparents. Some of us are very concerned about the future for our children, Saucony Bacon
I feel like one of the most courageous act I can do is at least make a stand for a fossil fuel free world. So we taking a stand for our children. said he is hoping to have 300, including children, and all ages, and cyclists who will be willing to carry bags and ride alongside the walkers.
The Asheville group is partnering with Chesapeake Climate Action Network for Summer Heat.
are appealing to President Obama, and to Marian Robinson, Michelle Obama mother, who calls herself the first grandmother, to reject the Keystone XL pipeline and to develop policies which keep most fossil fuels in the ground, Norris said. Gulf Coast. Opponents say the pipeline will emit more global warming gases than would crude oil, and spills or accidents would be devastating to human and environmental health. Proponents claim it is necessary for providing jobs and energy security.
been working on issues of climate change for many years, and when I heard about the idea for a walk, it really appealed to me because I always loved walking you really develop a special relationship to the land, Scott said.
President Obama is expected to make a decision on the pipeline this summer.
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Cathy Scott, a painter who lives in Asheville, has also been inspired to take part in the Walk for Our Grandchildren.
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