[ RadSafe ] Fw: Thanks for speaking out for climate questions

stewart farber radproject at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jan 15 13:11:53 CST 2008

Hi all,

The MoveOn.org Political Action Team is seeking people to sign a petition  [ Subject: TV news ignores climate crisis ]directed at TV networks for ignoring the greenhouse effect issue in its questions of candidates. See the description of the issue they pose below after "Dear Friend" below. Beside signing the petition, one can enter a personal remark to the petition. I quickly drafted and submitted the comment immediately below my signature to the petition providing some thoughts about the role of nuclear generated electricity in reducing greenhouse gas generation into the petition. 

Others might want to sign the petition at the link below, or add their personal comments about any aspect of the issue.


Stewart Farber, MS Public Health

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: MoveOn.org Political Action 
To: radproject at sbcglobal.net 

As a Public Health scientist, who received a degree in Air Pollution Control in 1973 [which included coursework in the greenhouse effect 35 years ago], global warming is a major issue requiring governmental attention --NOW. We deserve solid answers, not cliches, and naive policies like wind or solar which can begin to make a minor contribution, can't contribute enough, quickly enough to do what needs to be done. Candidates must be asked pointed, specific questions as to how they intend to promote carbon free energy sources --that are here now and available in the quantity needed to make a difference in carbon dioxide releases.  Nuclear generated electricity has to be a part of the solution, adding to the over 500 nuclear plants around the world today, avoiding the release of over a billion tons of carbon dioxide each year to the atmosphere. Nuclear generated electricity can charge electric auto batteries or make hydrogen for non-petroleum energy uses. Any candidate refusing to have a sensible position about promoting nuclear energy has to answer why, and what source will do the same job at an affordable price.

Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 1:40 PM
Subject: Thanks for speaking out for climate questions

Dear friend,

Thank you. Your name has been added to the petition and your comments will be delivered to the top reporters on the major TV networks. 

Another great way to make sure the major TV networks feel a lot of heat on this issue is to spread the word to your friends and family so they know what's going on. You can just forward the sample letter below.

Spreading the word is critical, but please only pass this message along to those who know you -- spam hurts our campaign.

Thanks for all you do.

--The MoveOn.org Political Action Team

Here's a sample message to send to your friends:

Subject: TV news ignores climate crisis


In the last year, the major TV networks asked the presidential candidates 2,679 questions. Pop quiz: How many were about global warming?

A) 514-after all, it's one of the top issues facing the country
B) 165-as many as were asked about illegal immigration
C) 3-the same number asked about UFOs

If you guessed 3, you're right: Reporters asked as many questions about UFOs as they did about the climate crisis-the biggest threat to our planet.

I signed a petition urging top TV reporters to ask the presidential candidates about global warming. Can you join me at the link below?




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