Volume VI, #130
"Most of the agencies in this report have not yet made extensive use of climate change information, or used their decision tools to study the effect of a changing climate on the resources they manage."
-- Molly Macauley, co-author of a new NASA report which calls on other government agencies to look at the effects of global warming on agriculture, wildlife and other resources.
In this issue
1) Take Action: Call for Clean Energy Today
1) Take Action:Call for Clean Energy Today
It's up to us to make sure the balance of this bill is a lot more about clean energy and a lot less about drilling and the Big Oil agenda that has dominated Washington for decades.
Lower Gas Prices, Increase Fuel Economy
Congress showed tremendous foresight last year by increasing fuel economy standards to a minimum of 35 miles-per-gallon by 2020. But now the Bush Administration is undermining these efforts, using unrealistic assumptions -- like $2.50 for the average cost of gas -- to limit the potential of new fuel economy standards. Better fuel economy is a sure way to ease our pain at the pump, help reduce our addiction to oil and help fight global warming.
Tell Congress to speak out and demand the Bush administration fix its assumptions so that we can have the most fuel efficient cars and trucks possible.
3) Border Wall: New Video Documents Devastation
For more info, visit arizona.sierraclub.org/border.
Photo Credit: Kai Wiedenhofer
4) Cool: Top 10 Coolest School
Did your alma mater make the list? What about the school right down the road?
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