Saturday, August 28, 2010

From the Inbox - Extreme Weather

Dear Friend,

The facts are devastatingly clear.

Around the globe, we are on track to see the hottest year yet in 2010. From the flooding in Pakistan to droughts in Russia and landslides in China, the effects of this year's extreme weather are catastrophic and undeniable.

The recent pattern of extreme weather events is consistent with what scientists have projected to result from climate change: temperature shifts, severe rainfall and snow in some parts of the world, and major droughts in others.

Check out Repower America's fact sheet on extreme weather and share it with your friends.

Get the Facts: Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Despite the overwhelming facts, skeptics -- like the now infamous Koch brothers1, Massey coal2 and Lord Monckton3 -- will no doubt continue to spend big bucks to keep spreading misinformation about global warming.

But if we want to fight the skeptics, we'll need a growing number of people to get informed. As the evidence mounts, leaders like Russian President Dmitry Medvedev are finally speaking out about climate change. President Medvedev spoke out at a United Nations Security Council meeting and said,

"What is happening now in our central regions is evidence of this global climate change, because we have never in our history faced such weather conditions in the past. This means that we need to change the way we work, change the methods that we used in the past."4

In Pakistan, nearly 1,600 people have died this summer from the worst monsoon-related floods in living memory. And around the world, 2000-2009 was the warmest decade on record5, and 2010 is on track to be the warmest year the world has seen in 131 years.

Extreme weather events are putting lives in danger all around the world. Make sure you get the facts and spread the word.

Learn more about the link between extreme weather and climate change today.

Thanks for getting involved,

Dave Boundy
Campaign Manager
Repower America


1. Jane Mayer, "Covert Operations: The billionaire brothers who are waging a war against Obama," The New Yorker, August 30, 2010.

2. Tom Zeller Jr. and Ben Werschkul, "A Coal Executive Pushes Back," The New York Times, August 17, 2010.

3. Suzanne Goldenberg, "Climate change denier Lord Monckton meets Glenn Beck," The Guardian, October 30, 2009.

4. The Kremlin, "Speech at expanded Security Council meeting on fire safety measures for strategic facilities," August 4, 2010.

5. National Climatic Data Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, "State of the Climate in 2009," June 2010.


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