Monday, February 26, 2007

Help Stop Global Climate Change

You CAN Make A Difference.
I quote an email I received today.
" The Boxer-Sanders Global Warming Pollution Reduction Act of 2007 will reduce our greenhouse gas emissions 80% by the year 2050. Tell your senators to support it.

Last night's victory for An Inconvenient Truth at the Academy Awards is bringing new attention to the urgent problem of global climate change. It follows closely the recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which predicts a very dangerous warming of several degrees Fahrenheit in coming decades if we do not change our present course.

Renewed attention to this issue couldn't come at a better time, as the new Congress in Washington -- after years of inaction -- now seems ready to address the problem. Senators Boxer (D-CA) and Sanders (I-VT) have just introduced the Global Warming Pollution Reduction Act of 2007, which will achieve 80 percent emission reductions (from 1990 levels) by 2050, and provide strong incentives for renewable energy development.

Tell your senators: support the Global Warming Pollution Reduction Act of 2007!

Climate change caused by global warming does not mean that all areas of the earth will get a little warmer. Instead, the consequences can best be thought of as "climate destabilization" -- stronger storms, longer droughts, deeper freezes, and more extreme heat waves -- with catastrophic results for human life all over the planet.

The United States, which is responsible for approximately 25% of worldwide greenhouse gas emissions, bears a special responsibility to start addressing this issue as soon as possible. It's long past time for Congress to take action.

Click here to tell your senators: support the Global Warming Pollution Reduction Act.

Please share this message with everyone you know
who is concerned about the future of our planet.
Thank you for working to build a better world.

Will EastonManager, ActForChange.com Working Assets "

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Alabama Springtime

It is springtime in Alabama. One of the best times of year here.
Daffodils and crocuses are blooming. Folks are planting or tilling or spreading manure on the fields.

A time to green up the place and get ready to roll into the busy growing season.
That is, if you are a farmer.

But is it not also true that springtime is a good time for each of us to refresh and renew our goals and commitments? I think so.

Especially in these times of chaos and wars around the world.

Time again to affirm there IS hope and peace and new growth in this world of ours.

Soon it will be the season of MUD and we may not feel quite as joyful. So celebrate the sun today and accept the gifts from the universe and look for your fresh spring greens. Enjoy.