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This is the FACTOIDS SECTION. It is here you will find facts on a number of subjects related to environmental concerns and climate changes.

FACTOIDS 
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 your Consideration

  1. By 2050 there will need to be an 80% reduction in the pollution causing global warming to prevent the worst consequences.

  2. In the past twenty years, the number of days the fire season has increased in the U.S. is 78.

  3. America ranks number 1 on the global warming polluters list, worldwide.

  4. July of 2006 ranked as the hottest month on record in America. In fact, the year was also the hottest on record.

  5. Since 1990, carbon dioxide emissions have increased by 20% with the burning of more and more fossil fuels.

  6. Approximately 200 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:

www.house.gov
www.senate.gov

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:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=nkUEYbCSTnk

Long live the PNW!

 

 

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