Climate change is no joke and as President Obama gets set to accept his Peace prize, climate justice activists are calling on him to act a s a leader in their cause.
"Africans and US citizens of the African Diaspora are appealing to Obama to take leadership and insure climate justice for Africa, a continent on the front lines of climate change. African Americans will take the letter to President Obama from the African coalition and will deliver it to the president as a follow up to COP15 negotiations. Representing a coalition of more than 30 US civil rights and environmental justice NGOs and millions of African Americans, the group has pledged to work with the African coalition to ensure that Obama honors his commitment to Africa. They share a common goal to ensure climate security for all people of African descent."