Working Assets: Save the Polar Bears, Support the Global Warming Pollution Reduction Act

February 26th, 2007 8:22 pm by Kelly Garbato

Via Working Assets:

Save the Polar Bears, Support the Global Warming Pollution Reduction Act

Nowhere is the impact of global climate change more immediately apparent than in the far north. Polar bears are entirely dependent upon Arctic sea ice to survive — but the ice floes have been disappearing in recent years as temperatures rise. As a result, polar bear birth rates are falling, fewer cubs are surviving, and more bears are drowning in the open ocean.

Unfortunately, if we continue on our present course of greenhouse gas emissions, 80 percent of the Arctic’s sea ice could be gone in 20 years, and all of it by 2040. This would spell near-certain extinction for the polar bear.

To remedy this situation, Senators Boxer (D-CA) and Sanders (I-VT) have recently introduced the Global Warming Pollution Reduction Act of 2007. This legislation will require a gradual move toward 80 percent emission reductions from 1990 levels by 2050, and provides incentives for renewable energy development.

Will you sit idly by and watch as one of the world’s most majestic creatures, the polar bear, goes extinct over the next few decades? If that prospect disturbs you, then please take action today. Tell your senators to support S. 309, the Boxer-Sanders Global Warming Pollution Reduction Act of 2007.

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