Friday, April 13, 2007

30 seconds to help stop global warming

Dear Friends,

I just sent a message asking my members of Congress to fight global warming by supporting two new bills that could help stop global warming. Will you join me?

Send an Earth Day message about these crucial global warming bills to your members of Congress. The consequences of unchecked climate change could be devastating. If we don't act now, we could face:
  • * The loss of up to 50% of all species on Earth. As oceans continue to warm, thousands of species will face extinction - not just the polar bear.
  • * More frequent, more intense heat waves like the 2003 tragedy that killed 30,000 people in Western Europe.
  • * Increased droughts and wildfires, especially in the Western U.S.
  • * Increased flooding in coastal regions as sea levels rise. If seas rise by 80 feet, 50 million Americans could lose their homes.
However, right now Congress has the chance to set us on a better course. Two newly introduced bills -- the Sanders-Boxer Global Warming Pollution Reduction Act (S. 309) and the Waxman Safe Climate Act (HR. 1590) -- would help to stop global warming by reducing emissions and promoting energy efficiency through the use of clean, renewable energy sources. They offer a clear first step to addressing the impending global warming crisis and we must support them. Celebrate Earth Day 2007 by helping to make sure these bills become law.

Urge your members of Congress to take the first step to fight global warming by supporting these bills.

I'm really glad I spoke up, and I think you will be, too. Thanks for your help and Happy Earth Day!
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