[permaculture] Rank your preferred global warming solutions.

sanrico at highdesert.com sanrico at highdesert.com
Thu Feb 1 16:32:50 EST 2007


Hi, Keith -
If they are, I haven't heard.
I replied to mine (Boxer's) this morning - a duplicate request also came in from
Mary Bull (is that Greenwood Alliance?).
Sandy

On Thu, 01 Feb 2007 15:08:25 -0500, Keith Johnson wrote:

> 
> I wonder if the republicans are doing anything like this. Somehow, I 
> doubt it.
> Check it out and let your voice be heard. There may be a chance for 
> Democracy after all.
> 
> Barbara Boxer wrote:
> >
> > Dear Keith,
> >
> > *Rank your preferred global warming solutions now! 
> > <http://ga4.org/pacforachange/gw_agenda_pub.html?member_key=s7k7ss9p6dt86d&>*
> >
> > Last year, I promised you that if the voters placed Democrats in 
> > charge of the Senate we would see a new agenda in Washington.  Instead 
> > of sweeping issues like Iraq and global warming under the rug, we 
> > would shine the spotlight on them and demand a new direction for our 
> > country.
> >
> > My friends, our day has come.  *Today, in one of my first acts as 
> > chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, I am 
> > holding a hearing on the most important environmental problem of our 
> > generation -- global warming.*  This is the difference an election 
> > makes -- the difference between a Congress in denial about climate 
> > change and one willing to confront it head on.
> >
> > Many of my colleagues will be testifying before my committee today, 
> > offering their opinions about the best way Congress can act to tackle 
> > global warming.  But I want to hear from you, too.
> >
> > *Help me set the agenda for reducing global warming in the 110th 
> > Congress. Rank your preferred approaches to stop global warming now! 
> > <http://ga4.org/pacforachange/gw_agenda_pub.html?member_key=s7k7ss9p6dt86d&>*
 
> >
> >
> > I don't need to tell you that global warming is the single biggest 
> > environmental problem we face.  Scientific research already shows 
> > conclusively that human activity is warming the climate.  The 
> > consequences will be disastrous if we don't act soon.  Already, the 
> > Arctic ice sheet is melting, a fact that will ultimately raise sea 
> > levels and threaten coastal communities.  We will experience more 
> > severe storms like Hurricane Katrina, with devastating consequences.  
> > Entire ecosystems are at risk.  We have to act now.
> >
> > Fortunately, there is a wealth of good ideas about how to address 
> > climate change.  My good friend and colleague from California, Senator 
> > Feinstein, has proposed a plan to cap and trade carbon emissions from 
> > power plants.  Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and I have teamed up on 
> > legislation based on California's model.  For the past two years, 
> > Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) have offered an 
> > economy-wide cap and trade system. And Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) has 
> > proposed increasing the nation's ethanol requirement.   
> >
> > This is just a sample of the many suggestions to meet the challenge of 
> > global warming and many others are about to be put on the table. *I'd 
> > like to hear your ideas on the best way to move forward.  What ideas 
> > do you think we should pursue?*  Let me know so that I can share your 
> > comments with my colleagues in the Senate. 
> >
> > *Help me set the global warming agenda for the 110th Congress. 
> > Prioritize some of these potential global warming solutions today! 
> > <http://ga4.org/pacforachange/gw_agenda_pub.html?member_key=s7k7ss9p6dt86d&>*
 
> >
> >
> > Today, the battle in the Senate to reduce global warming begins, and I 
> > want you to be a part of it.  But there's still a lot of work to do. 
> > There will be a series of hearings, week after week, where my 
> > committee will hear from every part of America on this issue. *But 
> > this is the time I want to hear from you before we sit down and write 
> > the legislation we believe will become law this year.*
> >
> > After listening to colleagues and scientists in today's committee 
> > hearing, and gathering your feedback online, I've scheduled another 
> > hearing for next Tuesday -- to start putting these ideas into action.  
> > I want to share your ideas with the committee next week, so please 
> > vote on your priorities today.
> >
> > *Rank your priorities for combating global warming today -- so we can 
> > begin acting on them at next Tuesday's hearing. 
> > <http://ga4.org/pacforachange/gw_agenda_pub.html?member_key=s7k7ss9p6dt86d&>*
> >
> > You've heard me say this before but I want to repeat it again: 
> > *Elections have consequences. Because of you, one major consequence is 
> > that global warming is now on the national agenda.*
> >
> > I sincerely ask that you continue to be a part of the solution -- 
> > until we get the job done!
> >
> > In Friendship,
> >
> > Barbara Boxer
> >
> > P.S.  After you've *ranked your preferred global warming solutions 
> >
<http://ga4.org/pacforachange/gw_agenda_pub.html?member_key=s7k7ss9p6dt86d&>*, 
> > please *invite your friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues to do 
> > the same 
> >
>
<http://ga4.org/pacforachange/join-forward.html?domain=boxer2004&r=gdzx0b91Xyok&>*.  
> > I hope to hear from tens of thousands of Americans before our next 
> > committee hearing next Tuesday.  Thank you for helping us make a 
> > difference!
> >
> > Invite your friends and family to rank their preferred global warming 
> > solutions today!
> >  Tell-a-friend 
> > <http://ga4.org/join-forward.html?domain=boxer2004&r=gdzx0b91Xyok>
> >
> 
> -- 
> Keith Johnson
> "Be fruitful and mulch apply."
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> Keith Johnson
> "Be fruitful and mulch apply."
> Permaculture Activist Magazine
> PO Box 5516, Bloomington, IN 47408
> (812) 335-0383
> http://www.permacultureactivist.net
> Switch to Solar Power the Easy Way
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> http://www.PowUr.com/KeithJ-SunPower
> also Patterns for Abundance Design & Consulting
> http://www.permacultureactivist.net/design/Designconsult.html
> also Association for Regenerative Culture
> also APPLE-Bloomington (Alliance for a Post-Petroleum Local Economy) It's a
small
> world after oil.
> http://www.relocalize.net/groups/applebloomington
> also Bloomington Permaculture Guild
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