Friday, May 2, 2008

Help Save the Polar Bears....takes 1 minute!

This is an excerpt from a e-mail I received from the WE Campaign. The We Campaign is a project of The Alliance for Climate Protection -- a nonprofit, nonpartisan effort founded by Nobel laureate and former Vice President Al Gore. Our ultimate aim is to halt global warming. Specifically we are educating people in the US and around the world that the climate crisis is both urgent and solvable.

All you need to do is click the link below, and sign the petition. It literally takes 1 minute of your time, and I think the polar bears deserve 1 minute for how badly humans have screwed up their homes. Please forward this information to your friends and family who care about the environment to get the petition signed by hundreds of thousands of people!

As climate change causes the continued shrinkage of Arctic sea ice, polar bears are increasingly at risk. Leading American scientists say placing the polar bear on the federal Endangered Species list is key to its survival.

A federal court has given the Bush administration until May 15 to decide if it will list the polar bear as endangered. Click here to tell Secretary of Interior Dirk Kempthorne that the polar bear, and its fragile Arctic habitat, requires protection from the effects of global warming.

If the Secretary listens to the scientists, the polar bear will gain important protections. Additionally, federal agencies will need to consider how their future activities could affect the species -- and that could be an important step in leading the government to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

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