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Save Our Planet; Send Donald Trump to Space
Says Friends of the Earth

SYDNEY, 13th JULY 2016

Friends of the Earth Australia is asking for your help to send the world’s worst climate change sceptic @realdonaldtrump to space so he can experience ‘The Overview Effect’ and come back down to earth a more environmentally ethical person.

‘The Overview Effect’ is a phenomenon that is experienced by astronauts who view the earth from orbit, see the effects of human impact, and have an epiphany – we are destroying our only home. But astronauts aren’t the ones who need a new perspective.

Our politicians do. They create the policies that can protect our planet.

Earlier this year Friends of the Earth launched an initiative to identify the world’s most dangerous climate change denier. In just one month, people from over 120 countries visited www.sendasceptictospace.com to show their support, and vote on Twitter.

@realdonaldtrump received four times as many votes as any other candidates, including former Australian Prime Minster Tony Abbott and other key political figures George Christensen and Jim Inhofe. Despite 97 per cent of climate scientists * agreeing climate change is real, Donald Trump’s unwavering defiance of it is frightening for our planet.

“Record setting freezing temperatures throughout the country and beyond. Global warming is an expensive hoax,” – @realdonaldtrump, January 29th 2014.

“The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing non-competitive,” – @realdonaldtrump, November 6th 2012.

As the Republican Party’s front-runner in the US Federal Election, Friends of the Earth says now is the time to act and save @realdonaldtrump a seat on one of the first Virgin Galactic space flights. It’s why the activist group has set up a crowdfunding campaign to raise $250,000 to pay for his ticket in this final attempt to change his mind.

Donate to the Send a sceptic to space fund @ https://www.generosity.com/fundraising/save-our-planet-send-donald-trump-to-space/x/13926737

Tweet a message of support using #sendasceptictospace

For more information visit: sendasceptictospace.com

Follow us at: twitter.com/SceptictoSpace

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Friends of the Earth Attempts to Rid the World of Climate Change Deniers with Send A Sceptic To Space

In a bid to persuade today’s influential decision makers to take better care of our planet, Friends of the Earth Australia is asking for the global community’s help to send a climate change sceptic to space so they can shift their perspective and come back down to earth a more environmentally ethical person.

When astronauts travel to space they get to view the earth from orbit. As they gaze down at the planet, they see a thin ozone layer, the effects of human impact, and they realise we are all on this earth together, and we’re destroying our only home.

This is called ‘The Overview Effect’. But it’s wasted on astronauts. Astronauts don’t write our laws or create the policies that can protect our planet. Our politicians do. Despite 97 per cent * of climate scientists agreeing climate change is real, some of the world’s most influential leaders, shaping policies in countries including the USA, Australia, Canada and Russia, still don’t get it.

But there’s one dramatic way we can change their view.

Friends of the Earth Australia is campaigning to send one of the worst climate sceptics from down here, up there. To take action they’re crowd-funding a ticket to space for the world’s biggest climate sceptic, as voted by you, the people of earth.

If the target goal is reached, Friends of the Earth Australia will buy the sceptic with the most votes a ticket to space to experience ‘The Overview Effect’ with their own eyes. If they come back to earth with a changed perspective on the environment, it’s worth every cent. Especially if they act on it and improve environmental policies.

Says Friends of the Earth spokesperson Cam Walker: “Our vision is of a world where everyone’s needs are met in a way that safeguards the future of our environment. #SendAScepticToSpace aims to give our world leaders a chance to experience a new viewpoint when it comes to the importance of protecting our earthly home.”

Help us get lift off at sendasceptictospace.com and move one step closer towards saving our home.

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Friends of the Earth Australia

Spokesperson Cam Walker
Email: cam.walker@foe.org.au
Phone: +61 (03) 9419 8700
Mobile: +61 (0) 419 338 047


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Larissa Meikle
Email: larissam@themonkeys.com.au
Phone: +61 (0) 401 508 601

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