1 Rank of 2006 as hottest year on record in the continental United States.
- 1 Rank of America as top global warming polluter in the world.
- 20% Increase of America’s carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of fossil fuels since 1990.
- 15% Increase of America’s carbon dioxide emissions forecasted by 2020 if we do not cap pollution.
- 80% Decrease in U.S. global warming pollution required by 2050 to prevent the worst consequences of global warming.
- 78% Number of days by which the US fire season has increased over the past 20 years – tied closely to increased temperatures and earlier snowmelt.
- 200 Million Number of people around the world who could be displaced by more intense droughts, sea level rise and flooding by 2080.
- 358 – Number of U.S. mayors (representing 55 million Americans) who have signed the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreementpledging to meet or beat Kyoto goals in their communities.
- 0-Number of federal bills passed to cap America’s global warming pollution.
- 0=Number of times President Bush has mentioned “climate change” or “global warming” in his previous six State of the Union speeches.