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CORRECTED 2:30pm MST 11/25 - Linda Thomas-Greenfield would be the second Black woman in US UN Ambassador role, Susan Rice was the first. Biden nominees speak; how can social media spread less misinformation and be less polarizing. *2020Talks will not be released 11/26 & 11/27*

NH Primary: Shining a "Bright Light" on Green Voting

December 14, 2007

Concord, NH - It's a bright, new idea. Although President Bush won't commit to greenhouse gas reduction goals, environmentalists say the pace of climate change means the next President will be forced to act. As a reminder, the Sierra Club will be handing out bright, energy-saving compact fluorescent bulbs at political events between now and the primary election to spread their message that "the clean energy future starts in New Hampshire." Chapter chair Jerry Curran says the bulbs are to "light the way" for voters to find out where candidates stand on climate change, something he says grows more important with every new piece of climate news.

"Changes have to be made quickly. Global warming is happening quicker than people thought, so this is a pivotal time and a time when the changes have to be made."

Curran likens the rapid melting to an old coal miner's warning.

"They say that the Arctic is the canary in the mine, and one of the stories that I read said that the canary has already died and it's time to move out of the mine, so it's definitely time to make changes right away."

Curran calls this election critical for the environment because of the pace of climate change. Earlier this week, NASA scientists said the Arctic Ocean could be ice-free by the end of the 2012 summer, well before earlier predictions of 2040, and just before the next Presidential election.

John Robinson/Craig Eicher, Public News Service - NH