Fight Global Warming|
2004-05-25, 12:56 p.m.
. . .The fact is, global warming is happening -- and it's happening today, not the day after tomorrow. Since 1980, we've seen 19 of the 20 hottest years on record. In that time, 20 percent of the North Pole ice cap has melted away. Scientists say this unprecedented warming is caused by heat-trapping pollution from burning fossil fuels.
The Statue of Liberty doesn't need a bikini quite yet. But experts agree that if we don't cut global warming pollution soon, we face serious economic, health and environmental risks, such as drought, flooding, heat waves and more asthma attacks, not to mention devastation for coral reefs, the Florida Everglades and other natural treasures.
The good news is we already have the tools we need to fix the problem. The Climate Stewardship Act is a bipartisan bill that would cut global warming pollution and help keep our planet cool. The bad news is that we don't yet have enough votes for the bill to pass.
Turn up the heat on Congress! Take action now, and we'll send you a cool "thank-you" coupon for a free scoop of Ben & Jerry's ice cream.*
Click here to get the real scoop, then get a free scoop. Better do it now; the planet can't wait any longer.
And we're going to need a lot of cooler heads to persuade Congress to act, so please share the scoop with your friends (either forward this email or visit the "Tell a friend" page on the website).
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"Let us rise up tonight with a greater readiness. Let us stand with a greater determination. And let us move on in these powerful days, these days of challenge to make America what it ought to be. We have an opportunity to make America a better nation." - Martin Luther King, Jr.