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Old 03-27-00, 10:07 AM   #1
Brandon D Bredo
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Fellow cyclists of the world, please join Santa Cruz,
California cyclists April 21, for a Global Critical
Mass to protest global warming and promote one of the
best solutions - the Bicycle!!!

One of the main themes of this year's Earth Day event
is global warming and sustainable energy. Since
bicycles are a big part of the solution let's have a
big Critical Mass Friday, April 21(Good Friday), the
day before Earth Day to celebrate the bicycle and to
protest the corporations that are blocking legislation
that would reduce global warming. Meet at 5:00 PM,
Friday, April 21. Bring signs and noisemakers.
Suggestions for signs: "Ratify the Kyoto
Treaty!"; "Kyoto Now!"; "Stop Global Warming!"; "Stop
Climate Change!" Insert: GM, Texaco, Mobile, Chevron,
gasoline or cars, into the following: "Boycott_____!";
"_____Supports Global Warming"; "______Supports the
GCC";"Bikes are Better" etc. Tell the press. Have
fun, hope you join us - the "climate" may be right for
this to "catch fire"!!


Background Information:

Global warming is one of the most serious
environmental threats facing the planet today. In
1995, 2,400 of the world's leading scientists on the
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
reviewed the bulk of peer reviewed climate science and
concluded that: "the balance of evidence suggests a
discernible human influence on human climate." The
IPCC estimated that if greenhouse gas emissions
continue to increase at current rates, the earth could
experience a temperature increase of 3-6 degrees over
the next 100 years. Some of the impacts of this
dramatic increase in temperature will be:

- Massive Forest and Species Die-Off
- Increased Floods, Droughts, and Other Severe
Weather Events
- Wetland and Coral Reef Destruction
- The Spread of Tropical Diseases Such As
Hantavirus, Malaria and Dengue Fever
- Shifts of Agricultural and Ecosystem Belts
- Diminished Freshwater Supply
- Dramatic Sea Level Rise Causing Coastal
Flooding and Property Damage

Since then, tens of thousands of scientists, 2,500
economists including 7 Nobel Laureates, have made
strong statements about the need to take action to
stop global warming and that such action would
actually be good for the economy by making it more
healthy and efficient.

The Kyoto Protocol

In response to the growing consensus about global
warming, over 140 nations joined together in Rio to
formulate what would later become the Kyoto Protocol
an international treaty to cut global warming
pollution by 7% of 1990 levels. After years of
negotiation, Kyoto was finally signed by the United
States and 170 other nations.

Corporate Opposition

At the same time that the leaders of the world were
signing the Kyoto Protocol, an industry front group
called the Global Climate Coalition (GCC) was gearing
up a $13 million dollar ad campaign in the U.S. to
kill the Protocol, saying that there is not enough
scientific certainty about global warming to justify
action and that Kyoto would kill the U.S. economy.
Because of this the Senate has not ratified the Kyoto
Protocol, and without the world's biggest polluter
ratifying this treaty it is unlikely that other
nations will either.

The public relations war has so far, unfortunately,
been won by the utility, fossil fuel, and auto
industries which fund the Global Climate Coalition's
efforts to undermine the scientific consensus about
global warming and to stop every common sense solution
to climate change.

What is needed is a Nation/Earth-wide grassroots
movement to put pressure on the Senate and expose the
corporate misinformation campaign. Tell all your
friends and "git yer ass on down to the Earth Day Eve
Critical Mass!!"


-Brandon
Empowered by my own steam,
Sustainable energy for life. o_
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"The Earth is not dying - she is being killed.
And those who are killing her have names
and addresses." -Utah Phillips
http://www.critical-mass.org

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Old 03-27-00, 11:08 PM   #2
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It's time to take back our atmosphere. She has been neglected by us for too long and she is getting a fever. Global Earth Cooling Day Critical Mass April 21.

Cool the planet!
Ride a bike!

The time has come for a network of car-free greenways, connecting cities with the countryside and spanning the continent.
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Old 04-03-00, 11:15 PM   #3
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I wish i could make it, sounds like a event worth going to.
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Old 12-17-00, 02:05 PM   #4
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The KYOTO TEATY was written by the UN. This treaty was ratified not passed in our government. By the constitution of the U.S. we are not to make treaties with foreign governments or entities. This and other treaties written and backed by the U.N. is the reason why so many trails are no longer accessible by MTB. I am not a wacko or a conspiracy theorist. This is fact the wording of this treaty does nothing for the sovereignty of this nation and its citizens. This kind of treasonous axtivity should be stopped.
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Old 12-18-00, 09:12 PM   #5
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Living in "THE PINE TREE STATE" one would think that maybe we all really have our act together up heyah. (snort...sorry) Truth is, it's hard to swing a dead cat in the area I live in without hitting someone who thinks global warming is a farce of some kind. I'd like to do something that could raise awareness but I'm not sure what. Any suggestions?
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Old 12-19-00, 10:51 PM   #6
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Living in "THE PINE TREE STATE" one would think that maybe we all really have our act together up heyah. (snort...sorry) Truth is, it's hard to swing a dead cat in the area I live in without hitting someone who thinks global warming is a farce of some kind. I'd like to do something that could raise awareness but I'm not sure what. Any suggestions?

Yes I have one! Prove that global warming is real first.
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