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  1. #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_
    _______________________O O

    "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


  2. #2
    Josh Hart
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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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    I wish i could make it, sounds like a event worth going to.

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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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    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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    Originally posted by goatness
    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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