There are literally thousands of activists from across america converging on the Capitol building in Washington D.C. today to create awareness of the need to confront the climate crisis and to provide permanent protection for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. It all starts off at 11 AM with a lineup of speakers that includes celebrities, well known US representatives and senators, and leaders from faith organizations, labor groups, sporting and business organizations, and conservation groups. What are they asking for from the newest session of Congress? Well, as they put it on their website "Sensible solutions to global warming, a path to a clean energy future, and permanent protections for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge – a land perpetually threatened by a warming planet." I guess we can all agree on that one! And as we well know, with temperatures rising across the globe the impacts are devastating, so if you're not among those gathered in D.C. today then please take the time to fire off an email to your representatives, and urge them to support the Arctic Wilderness Act and legislation that will combat global warming and support clean energy!