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Without aggressive action, including an end to construction of coal-burning power plants, our world will be a very different, far less hospitable, planet for our children and later generations. Hundreds of millions of people will be forced from their homes; draughts, floods and more extreme weather events will kill many people; water resources will disappear; and ocean life will be severely impacted. Help us organize, community-by-community, to protect our climate and prevent catastrophic human rights violations.
High Road is elevating understanding throughout the nation about the horrors of human trafficking, including sexual slavery, with the objective of motivating people to advocate for far better international leadership by the US to reduce the suffering. Elected officials have proven that, without a call by the public for change, they are not going to effectively act to stop trafficking. Help High Road for Human Rights organize people to tenaciously demand changes in US policies and practices to stop the trafficking in human beings, many of whom are young girls. (Read more ...)
The genocide in Darfur could have been stopped five years ago, yet the killing, the rapes, the displacement of hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children continues. The missing element has been grassroots education and advocacy. Help High Road for Human Rights organize in communities in every state to help end the genocide by raising awareness about the challenges and, perhaps most importantly, the solutions we demand be pursued by our elected officials. (Read more ...)
Fewer Americans See Solid Evidence of Global Warming, Pew ReportLast Updated on 2010-06-26 15:19:18There has been a sharp decline over the past year in the percentage of Americans who say there is solid evidence that global temperatures are rising. And fewer also see global warming as a very serious problem – 35% say that today, down from 44% in April 2008.
The latest national survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, conducted Sept. 30-Oct. 4 among 1,500 adults reached on cell phones and landlines, finds that 57% think there is solid evidence that the average temperature on earth has been getting warmer over the past few decades. In April 2008, 71% said there was solid evidence of rising global temperatures.
Over the same period, there has been a comparable decline in the proportion of Americans who say global temperatures are rising as a result of human activity, such as burning fossil fuels. Just 36% say that currently, down from 47% last year.
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