Note From Laurie David and the Stop Global Warming March
on IPCC R..
Feb 08, 2007 05:43 PST
Stop Global Warming Virtual March02/07/07
WORLD SCIENTISTS CONFIRM HUMANS CAUSE GLOBAL WARMINGThe Eiffel Tower
switched off its 20,000 flashing light bulbs in a five-minute blackout
to call attention to the release of the Intergovernmental Panel on
Climate Change (IPCC) Report. This historic report presented
unequivocal conclusions by more than 2,000 scientists in 150 countries
who spent 6 years culling the latest research.
As Dr. Dan Lashof, at NRDC's Climate Center, stated: "This new IPCC
report makes it clear that global warming is here now, and we must take
swift and effective action to stave off the most severe consequences."
CLICK HERE to read more about the IPCC report
In a related story, a think tank partly funded by Exxon Mobil sent
letters to scientists offering them up to $10,000 to critique the IPCC
report's findings. A recent report from the Union of Concerned
Scientists said Exxon spent $16 million between 1998 and 2005
funding "organizations that seek to confuse the public on global
CLICK HERE to read more about Exxon's efforts.
GLOBALWARMING101.COM: NO MORE ARCTIC?There's no better place to witness
the disruption of ecosystems and cultures by global warming than the
Arctic. This February 14th, Will Steger and his team of Inuit hunters,
explorers and educators, will embark on a 1200-mile, four-month-long
expedition across the Canadian Arctic's Baffin Island to get a
first-hand look at how global warming is impacting the landscape,
wildlife, and human communities.
You can follow Will Steger's Global Warming 101 Expedition at
http://www.globalwarming101.com/ to learn what is happening to the
BRITISH TO SHOW 'AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH' IN SCHOOLSAs part of a
year-long environmental education campaign to combat global warming, Al
Gore's documentary will be sent to every secondary school in England,
over 3,385 schools.
As Education Secretary Alan Johnson explained, "Children are the key to
changing society's long-term attitudes to the environment. Not only are
they passionate about saving the planet, but children also have a big
influence over their own families' lifestyles and behavior."
CLICK HERE to read more about the campaign.
VIRTUAL MARCH PARTNER OUTREACHSpecial thanks to our latest featured
marcher Barenaked Ladies and their "Ships and Dip" four-day rock cruise
aboard the Carnival Legend for their efforts in signing up new
marchers. The cruise last month, also featuring SGW partner Guster, not
only provided fans with some great music, but also a valuable
opportunity to learn about stopping global warming and maintaining an
eco-friendly lifestyle. They quadrupled their goal of making the cruise
carbon neutral, and over 4000 tons of CO2 was offset through
participation of the band, Native Energy, and the fans, equivalent to
over 8 million miles not driven in a car. Great job!
NEW PARTNERS AND MARCHERSThis week the Virtual March grew to over
620,000 marchers! Recent partners include Diesel, Mixed Market,
Girlawhirl.com, Spas of America, Rock the Vote, Carbon Solutions Group,
Zooey, professional snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler, sports agent Leigh
Steinberg, and Pro Football Hall of Fame QB Warren Moon.
SUPPORT THE VIRTUAL MARCHPlease help spread the word by hosting a Stop
Global Warming Virtual March banner on your website, blog or online
community page. We also have a new selection of computer desktop images
available for download.
We have also partnered with a number of organizations to make it easy
for donations to be made to our cause. Check out our new Support Us
page for more details.
CLICK HERE for SGW banners and buttons
Keep Marching!Laurie DavidFounderStopGlobalWarming.org
Posted By Mike Johnston to H2OPower at 2/08/2007 08:18:00 AM