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Last Night's State of the Union... Global Warming Still Not a Priority

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    ... ********************************************** Help make global warming a priority in 2006. Email Washington today:
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 1, 2006
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      Help make global warming a priority in 2006. Email Washington
      today: http://actionnetwork.org/campaign/sotu/87x68w2f53nmd5?source=message_sotui2
      Tell your leaders it's time for real action.

      Dear Patrick,

      Last night, President Bush talked about a new energy economy.
      But when you completely ignore the biggest challenge of all --
      global warming -- your plans will never measure up.

      Using government subsidies for favored energy programs is
      thinking small. Instead, America needs a bold plan to limit
      global warming pollution and unleash the market to create a new
      energy economy.

      The U.S. must pass a market-based cap on global warming
      pollution as the first meaningful step to reduce our emissions
      and spur private sector investment in the new energy
      technologies the president supports.

      As this list of facts demonstrates, time is running out. Tens of
      thousands of concerned Americans are demanding that Washington
      join the fight against global warming.

      Global Warming by the Numbers: foward this list to your friends
      to enlist their support.

      1 = Rank of 2005 as hottest year on record (tied with 1998),
      according to NASA.

      100% = Increase in intensity and duration of hurricanes and
      tropical storms since the 1970's, according to a 2005 MIT study.

      $100 billion = Estimate of damage caused by hurricanes hitting
      the U.S. coast in 2005 alone, according to the National Climatic
      Data Center.

      2030 = Year by which Glacier National Park will have no glaciers
      left, according to the U.S. Geological Survey predictions.

      400,000 = Square miles of Arctic sea ice that have melted in the
      last 30 years (roughly the size of Texas), threatening polar
      bear habitats and further accelerating global warming worldwide,
      according to the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment.

      15 - 37% = Amount of plant and animal species that global
      warming could wipe out by 2050.

      1 = Rank of the United States as a global warming polluter
      compared to other large nations.

      6 = Number of former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
      leaders who say the U.S. is not doing enough to fight global

      0 = Number of bills passed by Congress to cut global warming

      0 = Number of times President Bush has mentioned the words
      "global warming," or "climate change" in previous State of the
      Union addresses.

      Global warming is the most serious environmental challenge we
      face. Time is running out. Take action, forward this list to
      your friends and encourage them to get involved in our historic
      effort to fight global warming before it's too late.

      Thank you.

      Steve Cochran
      Campaign Director, Campaign to Stop Global Warming

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