Sunday, April 15, 2007

Step it up - stop global warming!

On April 14 2007, Saturday was a national day of protesting against Global warming. There are about 1410 actions that are happening under banners "Step it up, Congress! Cut carbon 80% by 2050"

Step it up was found in January, 2007 by environmentalist and a writer Bill McKibben, who's also the author on the The goal is to reduce greenhouse emissions 80 % by 2050. That's why different events are being organized all over the US.

Also the fact of rising of the ocean level is pressuring. Scientists say melting of polar ice caps and glaciers will cause sea level rise. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has projected that the sea level is likely to rise 7 to 23 inches this century, but other scientists believe it can rise 10 feet or more, which is enough to flood Lower Manhattan and other low-lying coastal areas.

Depressing predictions about global warming and the future has been already made. Cutting down the level of carbon in the atmosphere is a big and serious step that The Congress should focus on.

Maine Gov. John Baldacci said at the meeting in Portland:

"The most important things that we have a responsibility to do in government are to prepare our children for a bright future and to preserve and protect our natural resources,"

Now it is exactly the time to act, until it's not too late. You can be a part of this great action. Just sing it up.

The official site od Step it up 2007. Learn more about this action.

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