Who Will Check Their Facts ?
I believe we stand at a critical time in the fight against global warming, and against those who cynically deny it is happening and say there is nothing we can do to mitigate its effects.
“The net effect of continued warming and rising carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere is most likely to be beneficial to humans, plants, and wildlife.”
—Heartland Institute, August 2011.
Let’s end the disinformation on climate change.
Help UCS expose and challenge attacks on science.
That’s why I’m asking you to become a member of the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) today. www.ucsusa.org
Don’t you ever wonder when the denial and disinformation about climate change will end? Make no mistake. This is an all-out attack on science. It’s well coordinated and funded, and it’s backed by opponents who are putting near-term fossil fuel profits ahead of protections for human health.
Opponents like the Heartland Institute continue to mislead the public into thinking that global warming isn’t a problem. In a recent report they even went so far as to claim that the net effects of climate change will be good for people and the environment.
But we’re not that easily fooled. We remember this same organization, that has accepted funding from the tobacco company Philip Morris, made headlines in the 1990s trying to downplay the dangers of second-hand smoke.
When you become a member of UCS, you’ll help us face down attacks on science and blatant disinformation about global warming. www.ucsusa.org
You’ll also help us move forward to build a healthier environment during our lifetime, and those of our children and grandchildren.
Consider that, in the past few months alone, UCS has:
Won historic changes in fuel economy standards for cars and trucks that will dramatically lower global warming emissions and help our economy for decades to come—preventing some 280 million tons of climate emissions from being released into our atmosphere by 2030. That’s the equivalent of shutting down 72 coal-fired power plants.
Helped design and win passage of California’s landmark Renewable Energy Standard—the toughest in the nation—mandating that one third of all the state’s energy will be produced from renewable sources by 2020.
You are a key partner in all our work.
We need your help to combat attacks on science and to move forward with positive changes to forestall the worst effects of global warming.
That’s why I’m counting on you to act now. Please don’t put it off, the stakes are too high. Become a member today.
I look forward to hearing from you and working alongside you to build a healthy environment and a safer world.
Thank you for all your help and support.