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Global Warming is quite likely the most serious and threatening problem of the new century. Nature's protective blanket of greenhouse gases has been disrupted by increased fossil fuel combustion, throwing the earth's climate out of balance. The United States is the single largest producer of these harmful gases, contributing nearly a 25 percent to global greenhouse gas emissions each year. Texas is the largest contributor of greenhouse gases in the US. In fact, if Texas were a nation, it would rank seventh in the world in carbon dioxide emissions.
Public Citizen's Texas office has long been committed to curbing global warming statewide. The most sustainable, long-term solution to global warming is replacing dirty, fossil-fuels such as coal and oil with clean, renewable energy from nonpolluting sources like solar and wind power. Increasing energy efficiency and conservation measures play significant roles also. Our top priority is advancing the adoption of these and related measures to adequately and effectively meet the global warming challenge.
To read Public Citizen's Full Report, "Ten Warning Signs of Global Warming" click here.
Click on your area of the state for a special report on the impacts of global warming on your area!
For ways YOU can help "Cool" Texas, and for postcards to send to your officials, click here to download brochure.
For ways BUSINESSES can help "Cool" Texas, click here.
For ways our CITIES and COUNTIES can help "Cool" Texas, click here.
To try out the EPA's emission calculator, click here (Use this online calculator to obtain an estimate of your household's greenhouse gas emissions. Then move on to the next section of the calculator to explore actions you can take to lower your emissions while reducing your energy and waste disposal costs.)
Because Public Citizen does not accept funds from corporations, professional associations or government agencies, we can remain independent and follow the truth wherever it may lead. But that means we depend on the generosity of concerned citizens like you for the resources to fight on behalf of the public interest. If you would like to help us in our fight, click here.
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