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09/17/2014 01:16 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Failure Is Not an Option

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Sometimes failure is a good teacher. We fail exams, love affairs fail, we fail to stay on diets or we fail to find our keys. We learn something about ourselves in the process.

But there is another kind of situation, when lives are on the line. When we confront moral obligations that push us to the limits of our strength, passions, and ingenuity.

Failure is not an option.

That's what is in my mind as I prepare to do something I truly dislike: get tangled up in NYC crowds for the People's Climate March on Sunday September 21st.

I have to be able to say to myself, I did everything I could.

I'm marching for love -- the love of my children, my family, my friends, and for the love of this brimming, buzzing, beautiful world of ours.

We must stop the greenhouse gas pollution that is causing earth's atmosphere to warm up. We can do this. We have the resources to move into a world powered by clean, renewable energy.

The consequences of a failure to act now on climate pollution -- for all of humanity -- are unthinkable.

Failure is not an option.

Please join all of us at Moms Clean Air Force in New York to march. And if you can't, please tell EPA to act now, decisively, swiftly, and with strength, to get the Clean Power Plan enacted.

Failure is not an option. And success is thrilling. We will look back on these years and understand that we were at the beginning of a global Energy Revolution, with the entire world turning to clean sources of power from wind and sun.

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This blog post is part of the #WhyICare blog series, curated by the editors of HuffPost Generation Change in recognition of the People's Climate March in New York City on September 21, 2014. To see all the other posts in the series, click here.

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