If you’re a regular PlanetSave reader, you know a lot of these facts already–but here’s an excellent one-pager about climate change, a.k.a. global warming. The presenters write in everyday language with photos and feature leads. From the webpage:
“The science of global warming starts with the burning of fossil fuels, specifically in vehicles fueled by oil and at power plants owned by the nation’s largest utilities. When we burn fossil fuels like coal, oil or natural gas, carbon dioxide….”
The page may help you explain to less knowledgeable people just why you and many others are so upset about climate change. It also highlights measures they and everyone else can take to fight back against the greatest threat humankind has ever faced. The Environment America Research & Policy Center produced the fact sheet.
The organization puts its mission this way:
“Clean water to drink and clean air to breathe; healthy lakes and rivers that are safe for swimming and fishing; preserved open spaces; clean sources of energy that don’t pollute and never run out—all this should be the heritage we leave to future generations. Our staff research the issues, educate the public, and win tangible results.”
Among the suggestions for individuals, which contain the “why” and “how-to” details (much like those we feature in Green Your Life):
A home energy audit.
Easy fixes around the house.
Support wind power.
Drive less or carpool.
Eat local, and eat less meat.
There’s also a section on what state leaders can do to act on climate change. They can make a big difference in tackling global warming at the state level by building on several success stories already in place. These include renewable energy, clean cars, green buildings, state and regional pollution caps, and public transportation.
I’ll leave it to you to discover and tell your contacts what Environment America applauds from Washington–both Congress and the White House. And to enjoy the organization’s activism and climate change success stories.