For Immediate Release June 26, 2006
By now we have all heard the
solid proof of climate change, and the horrific danger that it presents not just
to future generations, but to our own generation.
Alaskan Senator Ted Stevens said sea levels could rise 5-10 feet in the
next 20 years. I heard him say it
myself at a meeting with the Inupiat people in the
Reported tornadoes have increased seven fold in the last 55 years. Six out of every seven tornadoes today can be considered caused by climate change, but where is this in the media?
Al Gore said that hundreds of thousands of people have died already from
climate change impacts, such as more severe hurricanes, floods and droughts, and
a consensus of scientists agree. New
findings show that more than a hundred million people could die this century in
They also agree that it is
primarily the burning of fossil fuels that is responsible, coal being by far the
The so-called “clean” coal technology is a globally destructive lie from the dying gasps of the soon-to-be-extinct coal industry. There is no proven way to sequester greenhouse gas emissions. Nature already did that in the form of coal, oil and natural gas: we just need to leave that stored carbon in place as it has been for hundreds of millions of years, and stop burning it.
We must switch to already proven renewable energy sources, and do it fast. We are running out of oil anyway, and we must reduce and ultimately stop burning coal as soon as possible. It will not happen overnight, but it must happen, and we need an army of pioneers to campaign for action on all levels: from the personal to the local, regional, statewide, national and global. Whatever your calling is, please join the campaign for our survival.
It is time for action. We in
Please help in this critical struggle.
Join the Appalachian Sierra Club
Thursday night at 7 p.m. with a viewing of Al Gore’s film an Inconvenient
Truth at the Athena on Court Street in
The wonderful thing about solving global warming is it solves so many
other problems. As we switch to all
solar, wind, efficiency and ecological bio-fuels, we end all coal mining and oil
development and all the destruction, pollution and global instability that they
cause. Exponentially more people
will be employed here at home in clean, permanent jobs to produce the clean
energy. We save hundreds of
thousands of lives annually in
And we create a stronger, sustainable economy.
Let’s do it
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Kister is the author of Arctic Quest: Odyssey Through a Threatened Wilderness Area and Arctic Melting: How Climate Change is Destroying One of the World’s Largest Wilderness Areas, both published by Common Courage Press. Kister is also the Producer of the 2006 film Caribou People.