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Enviro-Mich message from Mary Sweeters <mary.sweeters@wdc.greenpeace.org>

MEDIA ADVISORY 						December 3, 2007
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Southeast Michigan Joins International Demonstrations on Global Warming,
Calls on Congress to Step Up

Saturday, December 8th 2007

Events coincide with the United Nations climate talks in Bali,
Indonesia, from the 3rd -14th December 2007

MONROE— On Dec 8th, local citizens will join Greenpeace at Sterling
State Park in Monroe to highlight the need for Congressional action on
global warming. Participants will stand in the waters of Lake Erie
dressed as magicians and unfurl a giant banner that reads “Congress:
Stop the Great Lakes Disappearing Act – STOP GLOBAL WARMING.”  Studies
have shown the shoreline of the Great Lakes is receding significantly,
and many scientists cite global warming as a probable cause of the Lakes
drying up. As Chair of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee,
Congressman John Dingell from Michigan must play a strong role in
pushing the U.S. toward leadership on global warming.

In addition to the event in Monroe, activists at demonstrations around
the world will call on their leaders during this International Day of
Action. The events will shine a bright light on the next phase of
international agreements to limit global warming emissions in Bali,
Indonesia, a process in which U.S. involvement is considerably muted.

WHAT: Southeast Michigan residents, Greenpeace activists
WHERE: Sterling State Park on the shore of Lake Erie, Monroe – 2800
State Park Rd., Monroe, MI
WHEN: Saturday, December 8 at 11 a.m.
WHY: Global warming is undoubtedly the greatest environmental threat
facing the planet today. According to a series of reports released
throughout 2007 by the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on
Climate Change (IPCC) and again supported by their report issued last
month, the impacts of global warming are already being felt,
particularly in the poorest countries of the world, and immediate action
is needed.

A strong mandate in Bali is a first critical step towards the
negotiation of essential agreements that can peak emissions by 2015.
Without this step the world cannot have confidence that the
international community is seriously tackling this issue.

CONTACT: Mary Sweeters, field organizer, Greenpeace
		951.275.4676, mary.sweeters@wdc.greenpeace.org

For more information on other international events, please visit

For more information on the international process dealing with global
warming, please visit


Mary Sweeters

Field Organizer
Project Hot Seat
Greenpeace USA
e: mary.sweeters@wdc.greenpeace.org
p: 951.275.4676
URL: http://www.michiganhotseat.org

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