Global Warming by the Numbers

Posted on 18 February 2008. Filed under: Energy, Environment |

Global warming is the most serious environmental threat of our time.

As these facts show, affordable options are available. And America cannot afford to fall behind any more in the race to invent clean, renewable energy sources.


Increase in world’s solar generating capacity in 2005.


Rank of China as global producer of solar cells, behind Japan (U.S. ranks 4th).

$1.5 billion

Amount US government spends a year on renewable energy research.

$1 billion

ExxonMobil’s daily revenue.

$2 billion

Amount GE Energy Financial Services invested in wind, solar, biomass and geothermal energy in 2007.

$200 billion

Amount China has committed to invest in renewable energy sources over the next 15 years.


Projected cost of smart cap-and-trade climate policy on US economic output in 2030.


Projected growth of the US economy by 2030.


Number of senators supporting cap and trade legislation.

Number of bills passed by Congress to cap and reduce America’s global warming pollution.

Sources: World Watch Institute, Earth Policy Institute, Department of Energy, CNN, GE Energy Financial Services, Reuters, Upcoming Report: Climate Policy and the U.S. Economy. Environmental Defense, 2008

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The numbers listed here were enlightening. Yet even though 53 bills have been passed, nothing has really been done to combat global warming. We need to push Congress, and Congressional leaders like John Dingell, to create new climate legislation fast, to decrease our carbon emissions 80% by 2050. Are you with me?

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This is a helpfull website for the Green Team
thanks allot
put more on it!

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