Note: This open letter that was signed by more than 130 members of the Athens community, including residents, students, faculty, alumni, and others.
The letter was published in the Reader’s Forum of the Athens News on June 3, 2015 (at http://www.athensnews.com/ohio/article-45139-ou-pipeline-consultant-choices-contradict-lsgreen-commitmentrs.html)
Humanity is now grappling with the greatest crisis in its history. If it is not able to rapidly end its addiction to fossil fuels, tipping points will be crossed and a climate catastrophe will spin out of control. The ecosystems that sustain our very lives are going to collapse, leading to the immense suffering of millions and societal chaos.