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  • P. Neuman self only
    From: [Global Warming] yahoo group: ... Hi Frank, I think you made some very good suggestions. Regarding your point that I need media outlets, I had a
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 13, 2004
      From: [Global Warming] yahoo group:
      On Tue, 13 Apr 2004 19:58 hombredelatierra writes:
      > Hi Pat,
      > This looks promising. But to reach the public you need
      > researchers and writers to wade through the data and
      > translate to English (and other vernaculars). You also
      > need media outlets. You need community contacts
      > and networkers to recruit neighbors like the neo-cons
      > used to catapult themselves to victory (Lisa McGirr:
      > Suburban Warriors, the rise of the new Amercian Right,
      > Chicago U. Press). In the present context where do you
      > recruit the researchers and writers, the media, the
      > community contacts, the foot soldiers? One suggestion
      > might be to get someone to recruit writers and
      > researchers from university, college and high school
      > enviro groups as young blood is sorely needed.
      > Ecologically,
      > Frank

      Hi Frank,

      I think you made some very good suggestions. Regarding your point that I
      need media outlets, I had a national press release issued 30 Oct 2003
      which may have reached some international readers. I haven't tried to
      recruit my own foot soldiers. I rely on other groups for that:
      Environmental Defense (see forwarded message below), and the Union of
      Concerned Scientists (2nd forwarded message below).

      Pat N.

      --------- Forwarded message ----------
      From: P. Neuman self only <npat1@...>
      To: tcmetro@...
      Cc: ClimateArchive@yahoogroups.com,
      Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2004 12:54:46 -0500
      Subject: Minnesota Key in Global Warming Fight!
      Message-ID: <20040413.125447.-202191.12.npat1@...>

      See forwarded message below for "Minnesota Key".

      It is important for people in the Twin Cities and all of Minnesota to be
      educated on this issue in order to act in the best interest of Minnesota
      and the world. There are many places that people can find off the web
      that provide information on global warming. Some places are better than
      others and some are conveying fraudulent information.
      I think the Environmental Defence can be trusted to provided accurate
      If you would like up to date information on the science of global warming
      from me you are welcome to send me a message at my personal email
      npat1@... - I will try to help in providing what I have.

      Most of the information I have is at:

      The homepage for the discussion group at P&C has a graph showing Annual
      Global Land Air Temperatures (GLT) from 1880 through 2003, and a trend
      line based on 10 year (GLT) moving averages.

      Pat Neuman, npat1@...
      Chanhassen, MN

      ---- Forwarded Message -----
      > Sam Boykin
      > Coordinator of Activism and Outreach
      > meetup@...
      > Minnesota Key in Global Warming Fight!
      > We are at a critical moment in the fight to undo
      > global warming and Minnesota is a key battleground.
      > Last October, the Climate Stewardship Act won a surprising 43
      > votes in the Senate. While that was an important moral victory -
      > we need 51 votes to win the real victory. At the last vote
      > Senator Dayton voted for the bill, and Senator Coleman voted
      > against the bill. To get to 51 votes next time Senator Coleman
      > is critical!
      > The momentum is building in Minnesota for action on global
      > warming, but we need to turn up the heat to win! One way to
      > help: sign up for Environmental Defense Meetup and get together
      > with people in your local community to get more active on global
      > warming. The next Meetup is April 28, so sign up today:
      > http://actionnetwork.org/ct/211CecM10jgH/
      > Over 4,500 people have already signed up across the country. And
      > last month, hundreds of supporters in 80 cities attended
      > Environmental Defense Meetups to get more active to undo global
      > warming- and had a great time! Sign-up today! To sign up go to:
      > http://actionnetwork.org/ct/211CecM10jgH/
      > Next MeetUp: Wednesday, April 28 at 7pm.
      > Where: Your Community (You help decide)
      > What: Meet New People & Get More Active on Global Warming
      > Sign up, or find out more about Environmental Defense Meetup at
      > http://actionnetwork.org/ct/2p1CecM10jg-/. See you there!
      > Help make our MeetUps a success. Sign up to be a MeetUp leader
      > to help organize and facilitate the Environmental Defense MeetUp
      > in your community. Its fun and easy. We'll give you all the
      > support you need!
      > To volunteer, sign up for MeetUp at
      > http://actionnetwork.org/ct/211CecM10jgH/ . Then send a
      > message to us at meetup@... with your name
      > and contactinformation.
      > More people = Better MeetUps = A cleaner environment.
      > After you sign up for Environmental Defense MeetUp, be sure to
      > invite a friend:
      > > http://actionnetwork.org/ct/2d1CecM10jgG//
      > See you at our MeetUp on April 28th!
      > Sincerely,
      > Sam Boykin
      > Coordinator of Activism and Outreach
      > meetup@...
      > Visit the web address below to tell your friends about this.
      > If you received this message from a friend, you can sign up for
      > Environmental Defense Action Network at:
      > If you would like to unsubscribe from Environmental Defense, you
      > can respond to this email with "REMOVE" as the subject, or you
      > can visit your subscription management page at:

      --------- Forwarded message ----------
      From: "Dave Steffenson" <dsteffe@...>
      To: "Sent or Forwarded from Dave Steffenson" <dsteffe@...>
      Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2004 14:43:48 -0500
      Subject: [POC] FW: Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region

      This is a very useful web site. I'd suggest bookmarking it for further
      reference to use or pass on to people who want up -to-date scientific
      information on the impact of climate change and global warming on our

      Dave Steffenson, Education Coordinator
      WI Interfaith Climate and Energy Campaign

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Jason Mathers [mailto:jmathers@...]
      Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2004 11:42 AM
      To: wsn@...
      Subject: Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region

      Dear Colleague

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      Jason Mathers
      GEP Outreach Coordinator
      Global Environment Program
      Union of Concerned Scientists
      Two Brattle Square
      Cambridge, MA 02238
      617 547 5552

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