This is older information– from Jan 2007 , but I think we all need reminders! but every site I tried to go on to update, had the ‘This site might harm your computer”. Sorry no current info
As the 110th Congress begins to debate global warming policy, our list of ten startling global warming facts underscores what’s at stake and why 2007 must be a year for effective national action.
Rank of 2006 as hottest year on record in the continental United States.
Rank of America as top global warming polluter in the world.
Percent increase of America’s carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of fossil fuels since 1990.
Percent increase of America’s carbon dioxide emissions forecasted by 2020 if we do not cap pollution.
Percent decrease in U.S. global warming pollution required by 2050 to prevent the worst consequences of global warming.
Number of days by which the US fire season has increased over the past 20 years – tied closely to increased temperatures and earlier snowmelt.
Number of people around the world who could be displaced by more intense droughts, sea level rise and flooding by 2080.
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.
Number of federal bills passed to cap America’s global warming pollution.
Number of times President Bush has mentioned “climate change” or “global warming” in his previous six State of the Union speeches.