WASHINGTON -- As summer heats up and a new Hollywood special effects thriller involving global warming hits movie theaters Memorial Day weekend, World Wildlife Fund has teamed up with eleven other environmental groups and Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream to launch a new online effort to give approximately one million people the opportunity to become real action heroes against global warming.
Through Web sites like http://takeaction.worldwildlife.org, the online effort will give people the opportunity to learn about the actual human-caused problem of global warming, environmental impacts already underway and existing solutions to the problem. The Web effort also invites people to urge the U.S. Congress to support The Climate Stewardship Act -- a bill that would slow global warming by cutting emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide. The bipartisan bill, sponsored by Senators McCain (R-AZ) and Lieberman (D-CT), is currently under discussion by the U.S. Congress. When activists take action, they receive a free scoop of Ben & Jerry's ice cream.
The coalition of groups represents a diverse set of interests working towards the prevention of further environmental damage from global warming and the implementation of existing solutions. It includes American Rivers, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Campaign Earth, National Wildlife Federation, PennFuture, Natural Resources Defense Council, Minnesotans for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ME3), SaveOurEnvironment, Alliance for Affordable Energy, Climate Solutions, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, and World Wildlife Fund.