is the FACTOIDS SECTION. It
is here you will find facts
on a number of subjects
related to environmental
concerns and climate
The numbers donít add up. At least the following list of
numbers do not add up to anything good! There is a lot
at stake and only we the people can make a difference.
Some Global Warming Numbers for
By 2050 there will
need to be an 80% reduction in the pollution causing
global warming to prevent the worst consequences.
In the past twenty
years, the number of days the fire season has
increased in the U.S. is 78.
number 1 on the global warming polluters list,
July of 2006
ranked as the hottest month
on record in America. In
fact, the year was also the hottest on record.
Since 1990, carbon
dioxide emissions have increased by 20% with the
burning of more and more fossil fuels.
million people, worldwide, may be displaced by 2080
due to increasing drought conditions, rising sea
levels, and more severe flooding.
Sources: EPA, the U.S. National Climatic Data Center,
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
What can you do? Write the congressional
representatives from your area and express your concern
about Global Warming. Secondly, begin to convert your
lifestyle to a way of living that is more
environmentally friendly. To find the contact
information for your U.S. Representative or
Congressperson go to:
Shifting Baselines In Puget Sound
Not using the right
baseline in order to make past-to- present comparisons
about the impact of global warming can create a very
good case for the Nay-Sayers. Thus, it is
important to do the research and be as clear as possible
about the facts, both past and present. Click on this
link for a great illustration of this type of thinking:
Long live the PNW!