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Senator John McCain, (R-AZ)

Why I Am Marching

In my view, the evidence is very strong - and the effects of climate change are very alarming. The national academy of Sciences has state in unequivocal terms that the effects are substantial and, to quote a report, "the result of human activity."

The longer we wait, the more difficult it will be to mitigate the effects of climate change. Are we going to hand our children and grandchildren a world vastly different from the one that we now inhabit?

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Why I Am Marching

Our generation faces the greatest moral and political crisis in human history. Will we take the steps necessary to avert catastrophic global warming or will we doom our children to a new Dark Ages in a world that is biologically and economically impoverished and defined by ever diminishing quality of life. According to the grimmest forecasts, extreme global warming could give us a future where erratic and chaotic weather, rising sea levels, and melting snowpack usher in an epic of drought, crop failure, famine, flood and mass extinctions -- and the political instability that invariably accompanies dwindling resources. Millions of environmental refugees uprooted by these calamities will challenge the existence of democracy, freedom, justice and human dignity in every corner of the globe. Our grandchildren may look longingly at our era as the apex of civilization and human progress.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA) - Why I Am Marching

Global warming and the pollution and burning of fossil fuels that cause it are threats we see here in California and everywhere around the world. These pollutants blanket the globe, trapping heat and creating the “greenhouse” effect – the warming of the earth’s atmosphere. All of this impacts California’s water supply, public health, agriculture, coastlines, forestry, and much more.

We have no choice but to meet this challenge. So, we will mobilize with an aggressive plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions:

* We will fully implement California’s landmark greenhouse gas law which requires cleaner burning vehicles sold in our state starting in 2009.
* We are going to accelerate the timetable to get more energy from renewable sources with a 20% reduction by 2010 and a 33% reduction by 2020.
* We will continue to push my initiative to have one million solar powered homes and buildings in California to save energy and reduce pollution.
* We are greening the state’s fleet of government vehicles – 70,000 of them – to be the most fuel-efficient in the world.
* We are recruiting businesses up and down the state to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions because it makes sense for our environment and our economy. Those who have already reduced their greenhouse gas emissions have saved billions of dollars.

Pollution reduction has long been proven to be a money-saver for businesses. It reduces operating costs, increases profits and creates new and expanded markets for environmental technology.

California can and must reduce pollution, reduce greenhouse gases that cause global warming and at the same time improve our economy.

I am joining the historic Virtual March on Washington, along with other environmental leaders, Senator John McCain, activist Laurie David, and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., among many others, because we need to address global warming now.

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY)

Why I Am Marching

The scientific consensus is clear: human activities are increasing the concentration of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, causing our planet to warm. If we don't act soon to reverse this trend, future generations will pay the price. There are cost-effective measures we can take now to begin to address this critical issue, but Congress has been unwilling to lead. So I thank you for joining this virtual march. Together, we can send a strong message that it is time to act to stop global warming.

Walter Cronkite

Why I Am Marching

I am joining the hundreds of thousands who shall be marching in this virtual march to demonstrate the concern that we all hold for the future of our planet and all the living things -- flora, fauna, human and animal -- that exist upon it. The governments of the world have tarried long enough, and the United States is scarcely without doubt the greatest culprit among them.

We the people have the strength to bring our country from our weak-kneed stumbling gait in the last ranks of reason to the leadership of the great march to environmental victory.

I want to be in that parade and if there is a place up front I'd wish to lead the band or at least be assigned a big bass drum to help pound out the rhythm of glorious success.

R. James Woolsey - former Dir., CIA

Why I Am Marching

Should you doubt that global warming is as serious as the overwhelming weight of scientific opinion indicates, think of reducing GWG (global warming gases) as buying insurance -- just as you pay to insure your house against fire even though you may discount the risk. And the rather modest premium we will pay to make a transition to energy systems that reduce GWG serves other goals as well. For example, moving toward fuel-efficient vehicles such as hybrids and plug-in hybrids (visit www.calcars.org) and to alternative fuels such as cellulosic ethanol and biodiesel made from agricultural and other wastes (visit www.energycommission.org) will also contribute to prosperity for rural America, reduce developing countries’ debt burden, often substantially caused by oil imports, and help break the sword of oil dependence held over us by tyrants and terrorist threats in the oil-rich Middle East. Whether you are committed to one of these objectives or (like me) to all of them, you can do a lot for the world by helping build a coalition for reducing GWG that includes tree-huggers, do-gooders, sod-busters, and cheap hawks.

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Why We are Partnering with StopGlobalWarming.org

As a nation, we have always approached our greatest challenges with wisdom, commitment, and purpose. We use our courage, ingenuity, and creativity to challenge conventional beliefs and find the answers that shatter the boundaries of what is possible. Think of the internal combustion engine, the first moon landing, and the internet. Meeting the challenge of global warming will once again require American leadership to create a sustainable and vibrant future for our children. It will also require the active participation of every U.S. citizen.

The mainstream scientific consensus on global warming is clear and compelling: changes in our climate are real and are already under way. For example, global sea level is rising about three times faster over the past 100 years compared with the previous 3,000 years, and the last decade was the hottest on record. As Earth continues to warm, there is a growing risk that the climate will change in ways that will seriously disrupt our lives, as well as the landscapes and animals we cherish.

UCS has joined the "Stop Global Warming Virtual March on Washington" --together with citizens across the country--to call for real leadership in Washington, DC on the critically important issue of global warming. We invite our members - and your family and friends - to march with us to demonstrate the commitment of the American people to once again finding a solution that creates a better world.



Why We are Partnering with StopGlobalWarming.org

Global warming is fast becoming the number one environmental problem of our time. Apart from its far-reaching impacts on humanity, global warming may prove disastrous to the wildlife of Greater Yellowstone, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and other vulnerable wildlands that are already suffering the effects of a changing climate.

The world's leading scientists are now agreed that global warming is real and is happening right now. According to their forecasts, extreme changes in climate could produce a future in which erratic and chaotic weather, melting ice caps and rising sea levels usher in an era of drought, crop failure, famine, flood and mass extinctions.

The good news is, we have the technology to avert such a catastrophic future. All that's lacking is the political will in Washington.

That's why we have joined the "Stop Global Warming Virtual March on Washington" and why we are asking NRDC Members and activists and their family and friends to do the same. Together, we will demand that Congress and the Bush Administration take the necessary and long overdue steps to reverse potentially catastrophic changes in the Earth's climate.

Make your own commitment to stop global warming. Future generations will thank us for taking this momentous step in the right direction.

Sincerely,

John H. Adams

President, NRDC Frances Beinecke

Executive Director, NRDC

NRDC - National Resources Defense Council

NRDC is the nation's most effective environmental action organization. We use law, science and the support of more than 1 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. Worth Magazine has named NRDC one of America's 100 best charities, and Charity Navigator has given NRDC four stars (out of a possible four).




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September 28, 2005


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[RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Engineuity R&D Ltd. has developed a technology for onboard hydrogen production for vehicles that the company claims make concerns about safety, fuel distribution and storage irrelevant. A modified internal combustion engine can be powered by a continuous flow of hydrogen and steam under full pressure, temperature and power control using a light metal wire made of aluminium or magnesium, water and a special conversion unit. The spent light metal oxide that is separated can be sent back to the factory for electrochemical recycling. The company, which states that the technology ensures that CO2 will not be released into the atmosphere, is currently working on the integration of its production unit with a modified engine. The company said outcomes have the potential for engine performance identical to that of an existing petrol-powered vehicle. The volume required for containing the metal wire is similar to the volume required for petrol; however its weight will be three times greater.


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Melting Planet

By Andrew Buncombe and Severin Carrell

The Independent UK

Sunday 02 October 2005

Species are dying out faster than we have dared recognise, scientists will warn this week. The erosion of polar ice is the first break in a fragile chain of life extending across the planet, from bears in the north to penguins in the far south.

The polar bear is one of the natural world's most famous predators - the king of the Arctic wastelands. But, like its vast Arctic home, the polar bear is under unprecedented threat. Both are disappearing with alarming speed.

Thinning ice and longer summers are destroying the bears' habitat, and as the ice floes shrink, the desperate animals are driven by starvation into human settlements - to be shot. Stranded polar bears are drowning in large numbers as they try to swim hundreds of miles to find increasingly scarce ice floes. Local hunters find their corpses floating on seas once coated in a thick skin of ice . . .

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Solar Cell Panels Made out of Everyday Plastics
AZoM.com
Monday 10 October 2005

With oil and gas prices in the United States hovering at an all-time high, interest in renewable energy alternatives is again heating up. Researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science hope to meet the growing demand with a new and more affordable way to harness the sun's rays: using solar cell panels made out of everyday plastics.

In research published in Nature Materials magazine, UCLA engineering professor Yang Yang, postdoctoral researcher Gang Li and graduate student Vishal Shrotriya showcase their work on an innovative new plastic (or polymer) solar cell they hope eventually can be produced at a mere 10 percent to 20 percent of the current cost of traditional cells, making the technology more widely available.

. . . the solar module itself still represents nearly half of the total installed cost of a traditional solar energy system.

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Melting Away

By Mike Davis

The Nation

Friday 07 October 2005

The genesis of two category-five hurricanes (Katrina and Rita) in a row over the Gulf of Mexico is an unprecedented and troubling occurrence. But for most tropical meteorologists the truly astonishing "storm of the decade" took place in March 2004. Hurricane Catarina - so named because it made landfall in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina - was the first recorded South Atlantic hurricane in history.

Thresholds, switches, amplifiers, chaos - contemporary geophysics assumes that earth history is inherently revolutionary. This is why many prominent researchers - especially those who study topics like ice-sheet stability and North Atlantic circulation - have always had qualms about the consensus projections of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the world authority on global warming.

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growing numbers of geophysicists toy with the possibilities of runaway warming returning the earth to the torrid chaos of the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM: 55 million years ago), when the extreme and rapid heating of the oceans led to massive extinctions.

. . . An ice-free Arctic Ocean has not existed for at least 1 million years; the authors warn that the earth is inexorably headed toward a "super-interglacial" state "outside the envelope of glacial-interglacial fluctuations that prevailed during recent Earth history." They emphasize that within a century, global warming will probably exceed the maximum Eemian temperature and thus obviate all the models that have made this their essential scenario. They also suggest that the total or partial collapse of the Greenland Ice Sheet is a real possibility - an event that would definitely throw a Younger Dryas wrench into the Gulf Stream.

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The Erosion of Environmental Policy

By Erica Rosenberg

The Los Angeles Times

Wednesday 05 October 2005

. . . the House is about to consider how to "modernize" the act, but based on what the White House and Congress have already done, it's clear that the agenda isn't so much updating the law as gutting it.

Like other recent campaigns that have hidden environmental assaults under euphemisms - such as the Clear Skies Initiative, which aimed to roll back air pollution controls - the attack on NEPA is being sold as something it isn't: cooperative conservation. . .

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