Watch this :59 video from 350.org for a little bit of “why.”
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10/10/10: World’s Largest Day of Practical Action to Fight Climate Change
Join The Natural Step Monona and Project Home for our letter-writing campaign: Pressing Our Leaders for Action, Now. “The job of a citizen is to keep his mouth open,” said Günter Grass. So come be a good citizen; our democracy needs you!
By Heather Gates
Rebutting recent comments made in the Herald-Independent about climate change provides an opportunity to share news about our 350.org Global Work Party — an upcoming event in which everyone can take positive actions.
[ October 10, 2010; 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. ] Want to express your concerns about climate change to our leaders? Come to the library on 10/10/10 and we’ll help you with whatever obstacle is in your way – whether you need help putting ideas into words, a list of bullet points about climate change, a computer to type on, or someone to type for you – and you can be part of making letter-writing a fun, community activity.
Three Steps to Establish a Politics of Global Warming
By Bill McKibben (Cross Posted from TomDispatch.com)
Try to fit these facts together:
- According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the planet has just come through the warmest decade, the warmest 12 months, the warmest six months, and the warmest April, May, and June on record.
- A “staggering” new study from Canadian researchers has shown that warmer seawater has reduced phytoplankton, the base of the marine food chain, by 40% since 1950.
- Nine nations have so far set their all-time temperature records in 2010, including Russia (111 degrees), Niger (118), Sudan (121), Saudi Arabia and Iraq (126 apiece), and Pakistan, which also set the new all-time Asia record in May: a hair under 130 degrees. I can turn my oven to 130 degrees.
- And then, in late July, the U.S. Senate decided to do exactly nothing about climate change. They didn’t do less than they could have — they did nothing, preserving a perfect two-decade bipartisan record of no action. Senate majority leader Harry Reid decided not even to schedule a vote on legislation that would have capped carbon emissions.
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