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01/11/07
ANCIENT ICE SHELF BREAKS FREE FROM CANADIAN ARCTIC
Global warming is having an alarming and dramatic impact on arctic ice shelves in the Canadian Arctic. Scientists have discovered that a giant ice shelf the size of 11,000 football fields broke free from the coast of Ellesmere Island, about 500 miles south of the North Pole. Shockingly, the shelf broke off in just an hour, and the collapse was so powerful that earthquake monitors over 150 miles away recorded the tremors. It is the largest event of its kind in Canada in 30 years, and scientists consider global warming a major contributing factor.

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Polar Bears

THE BEAR FACTS
Global warming is threatening polar bears with extinction, due to the fact that warmer temperatures are melting the sea ice the bears rely on. Finally, the Bush administration has proposed to list the polar bear as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

As the Washington Post recently reported, “Identifying polar bears as threatened with extinction could have an enormous political and practical impact… Because scientists have concluded that carbon dioxide from power-plant and vehicle emissions is helping drive climate change worldwide, putting polar bears on the endangered species list raises the legal question of whether the government would be required to compel U.S. industries to curb their carbon dioxide output.”

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Chase Utley Joins the Virtual March

CHASE UTLEY OF THE PHILLIES JOINS THE MARCH
Chase Utley, second baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies, has joined the Stop Global Warming Virtual March. As he says, “We need a major shift in our mindset on what makes up the American dream. It’s not two SUV’s in every garage, it’s creating a good and sustainable life for all of us for generations to come.”

CLICK HERE to read his full statement.

STUDENTS MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Congratulations to Mountain Home High School in Mountain Home, Arkansas, winner of an American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) Recycling Award. During the 2004-05 school year, Mountain Home High School students collected more than 6 million tons of paper for recycling, and created a model program to promote natural resource conservation. Well done.

CLICK HERE to read more about the Mountain Home High School program.

MAKE YOUR HOME GREEN AND SAVE GREENBACKS
The construction and maintenance of homes and buildings is responsible for a third or more of all greenhouse gas emissions. So why not explore a few ideas for your home to help curb global warming and save you money?

  • Buy Energy Star rated appliances
  • Use smart, efficient sprinkler systems and timers
  • Use compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs)
  • Install dual-paned windows and insulated doors

CLICK HERE for more tips on making your home green.

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION
Still trying to think of a good New Year’s resolution? Get 5 new friends to join the Virtual March!

Keep Marching!

Laurie David
Founder
StopGlobalWarming.org

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