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E-M:/ FW: Global Warming Opposition: By the Numbers

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Good time to take action. See below
Debra Rowe, Ph.D.
U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development
Disciplinary Associations Network for Sustainability
Higher Education Associations Sustainability  Consortium
Senior Advisor
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
Senior Fellow
Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future
Sustainable Energies and Behavioral Sciences
-----Original Message-----
From: TakeAction@edf.org [mailto:TakeAction@edf.org]
Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 11:31 AM
To: Rowe, Debra G
Subject: Global Warming Opposition: By the Numbers

Environmental Defense Action Fund

Dear Debra,

We need your help!

On Operation: Climate Vote, you will find new features including:

And the latest action opportunities!

If you are looking for a reason to contact Washington today to demand action to cap carbon and other greenhouse pollution, here are several:

$450 million: Amount spent on lobbying and political contributions by opponents of global warming action in 2008.

52: public spokespersons engaged by polluters and the ideological right to spread disinformation about global warming online and in the media.

2,340: Number of paid lobbyists working in Washington on climate change in 2008.

7 in 8: Proportion of climate lobbyists advocating against climate action.

$45 million: Amount spent on global warming denial advertising by the coal industry in 2008.

0: Number of retractions and/or corrections published by the Washington Post after running a column by George Will containing demonstrably false claims about global warming.

Just last week, scientists announced that we are experiencing the worst case scenario in terms of global warming's devastating effects.

And yet we are witnessing an unprecedented all-out campaign by polluters and ideologues to prevent meaningful action.

Please take action and tell your elected officials you support President Barack Obama's plan to pass strong legislation this year to cap America's global warming pollution.

In the coming weeks and months we will need your support and advocacy like never before.

We must pass landmark global warming legislation this year. Our economy needs new green jobs. Our planet needs a pollution reprieve. And you and your family need a future not powered by polluting fossil fuels.

Please demand action on capping carbon.

We can't win this without your help.

Yours sincerely,
Sam Parry
Director, Online Membership and Activism

P.S. Please visit and bookmark our Operation: Climate Vote headquarters for up-to-the-minute news and action opportunities.

P.P.S. Please make a donation now to support our campaign.

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