I would like to make a $100 contri-
bution in your name to Solar Electric Light Fund (“SELF”) to acknowledge your intention to take personal action against climate change. The mission
of SELF is to provide solar electricity
to remote and impoverished people
around the world. Thus, supporting
SELF allows us to take action against
both climate change and third world
poverty at the same time.
Because we should know...
Of all the issues I have ever focused on,
I have never become as concerned or as
passionate about any of them as I am
now about global warming. To understand
my insights or feel my passion, read the
Coda: My Conversion to Green. If you
want to get motivated yourself, read the
full version (second section) of Report 1.
I suspect you'll be stunned. You can also
get a good background on the causes and
contributors to global warming by reading
the remaining 5 reports.

...and act!
But mostly, we hope you are ready to take
personal action.To help, we’ve selected
three actions, which we each can take,
that will both cut our carbon emissions
and will save us money. For each of these
actions, we’ve prepared a primer that has
four parts: (1) historical myths about the
particular action, (2) personal financial
benefits from taking the action, (3) envi-
ronmental benefits from taking the
actions, and (4) our own personal experi-
ence with taking that specific action. After
you read these primers, review the Pure
Waste Challenge
. Email us that you
intend to pursue these actions and will
contribute $100 in your name to SELF.

I urge you to take as little as a half an hour to read a series of
six reports about Global Warming.
In the winter of 2006, after
seven months of study and review, I became intensely concerned
about the perils of global warming. Working with four others, I have
studied the issues surrounding global warming and extracted to a
very high level the critical facts, perils, and options for action. These
reports were originally prepared as a series of emails and targeted
to intelligent but busy friends and colleagues. I present them here in
an updated form for all concerned readers. Reading the summary
versions of these six briefing reports will take as little as 24 minutes
total and might change your life.
Glacier National Park, August 2006
Each report is structured into two sections: a brief summary version
built from bullet points and graphics, and a full version with a more
developed text, the same graphics, and embedded links. A personal
editorial by one of the contributors is included at the bottom of each
report. The topics of these reports are as follows:

- Hal Hinkle

Report 1:
How Real is Global Warming? The Physical Evidence

Report 2:
How Real is Global Warming? The Scientific Viewpoint

Report 3:
How Do Greenhouse Gases Cause Global Warming?
Why Are Feedback Loops Important?

Report 4:
What is Being Done About Global Warming?
And Who is Doing It?

Report 5:
How Do We Contribute Individually to Global Warming?

Report 6:
It Seems So Big, What Can I Do?

News Update: May 2006

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