Hi E/M Team,
Some of our leaders sound uncomfortable talking about global warming. To try to improve comfort levels, I put the following together to share with many people and thought you might be interested.
Talking Global Warming
1. The fact is global warming exists. It is having a negative impact and it will have an even greater impact on plants, animals and humans. (There are many sources that substantiate this.) So our leaders should feel comfortable talking about facts.
2. Most Americans believe global
warming is real and something needs to be done about it. One example, in a
3. There are many people and organizations that openly address the problems of global warming. It is a quality of life issue that affects all of us and discussion and action has to be taken by all. While liberals have often taken the lead in these discussions, many conservatives are joining in. (After all, this should not be a political issue.) The following is a list of some of the conservatives and organizations that now openly discuss global warming as a problem needing to be addressed.
Republican Senators McCain, Chafee, Snowe, Collins, Coleman, Lugar and DeWine
The organization - Republicans for Environmental Protection
National Association of Evangelicals
National Council of Churches
Utility Executives and Companies
Paul Anderson, Duke Energy Chairman
Peter Darbee, PG&E CEO
Jim Rogers, Cinergy CEO
American Electric Power
Investor and Insurance Groups
Merrill Lynch, Franklin Templeton, Dreyfus, State Street Global Advisors, John Hancock Financial Services, New York state and city employee pension funds, California Public Employees' Retirement System (Calpers), Bank of America, Munich Re, Swiss Reinsurance, Marsh, Travelers, Fireman's Fund, Allianz AG
It’s OK for our leaders to talk about solving the problems of global warming with any group. We all have the right no matter the audience, be they utility executives, ultra-conservatives, religious right or other. Many of these people may just be in the process of recognizing the facts.