Quick Reference: Why It’s Urgent to Address Global Warming

As the staff at EDF meet with journalists and Hill staff, we often need to explain why it’s so urgent to act quickly on global warming. To help us do this, we just put together a quick summary of the reasons, with links to studies and other references.

I thought you might also find this a good resource if you need to make the same point. Any suggestions for additions and updates would be great, too.

As President Obama so clearly said, “Delay is no longer an option.”

Keith Gaby is communications director of EDF’s national climate campaign.

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  1. Posted February 6, 2009 at 10:35 am | Permalink

    The appearance of “debate” in the science community is misleading, and that has been the case for years now. The first item in our myths and facts sheet addresses that.

  2. mikes
    Posted February 12, 2009 at 9:12 pm | Permalink

    “The first item in our myths and facts sheet addresses that.

    FACT: There is no debate among scientists about the basic facts of global warming.”? “No” debate? None?

    You are kidding, right? As an actual atmospheric scientist I can tell our readers there is tremendous debate about global warming.

    Let me recommend an easy-to-read source for those that wish to get the other side of the debate: wattsupwiththat.com/ recently named the #1 science blog.

    Mike Smith