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Climate Protection

Why is it
important ?

Climate disruption caused by greenhouse gases added to the atmosphere by human activity poses broad challenges to human society and to natural ecosystems.

The amount of disruption cannot be predicted with certainty, but it could be substantial, indeed highly destructive.

The sea is rising. Extreme weather events--droughts and floods--are increasing in frequency. The Arctic and Antarctic are warming rapidly.

What needs to
be done?

To avoid serious climate disruption, carbon emissions must be reduced by 60-70% compared to 1990 levels.

Strong international agreements need to be forged and implemented to achieve this target.

The U.S. must take the lead by reducing its own greenhouse gas emissions, and by assisting developing nations, especially China and India.

Strong action will also create an economic boom as it will drive technological change.

Who is working on it?

Atmosphere Alliance

Center for Int Env. Law

Center for Resource Solutions

Corporation for Enterprise Development

Ecumenical Ministries of Iowa

Env. Media Services

Michigan Env. Council

National Environmental Trust

Nat'l Religious Partnership for the Environment

Nat'l Wildlife Federation

Ozone Action

US PIRG

WWF-US

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