Global Warming: Time Running Out?

Schweiger, Larry J.
August 2006
National Wildlife (World Edition);Aug/Sep2006, Vol. 44 Issue 5, p9
This article discusses America's use of fossil fuels and the effect of such use on greenhouse gas pollution, national security, economy and the future. Few Americans and few Washington political leaders comprehend how very little time we have left to act before we lose control of global warming. Within our children's lifetime the planet, under current rates of greenhouse gas emissions, will hit a tipping point that can trigger runaway global warming. Scientists say that we have less than 10 years to curb carbon dioxide emissions. Definite plans for use of biofuels, updated fuel-efficiency standards for motor vehicles, cutting of carbon dioxide emissions by new electric power plants, and many other solutions must be created. Americans must take the lead so that its Congress will act to formulate a national energy policy.


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