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An Inconvenient Truth

Florida under 20 feet of water.

A twenty foot rise in sea level will change the map of Florida to look like the picture to the right.

Former Vice President Al Gore presents an eye-opening and compelling view of the future of our planet and our civilization in the documentary "An Inconvenient Truth". It is a film version of the slide show he has been showing to more than a thousand audiences in the US and around the world over the past years.

An Inconvenient Truth is a wake up call that cuts through myths and misconceptions to deliver the message that global warming is a real and present danger that requires immediate action.

The projected images of Florida as sea levels rise are a real call for immediate action - but Gore also gives us hope. We were able to resolve the problem of holes in the ozone layer with changes in environmental policy. He presents ways we can make changes in our lives and in government policies so we can become part of the global warming solution.

If you would like to join us in watching this provocative movie and learning what we can do to prevent this nightmare scenario from happening, call us at Headquarters 772-221-0405 or e-mail seashiningsea@gmail.com.

We're hoping once you see this film you'll feel moved to host your own House Meeting and spread the word further.

The following documents are available for download:

A petition to encourage Governor Crist to explore and adopt a Sunshine Initiative.
PDF format Sunshine Initiative

A Letter to Senator Bill Nelson on Climate Change.

What can I do about global warming.
(Word format)
                 (PDF format)

Ten things you can do to stop global warming.
(Word format)
                 (PDF format)

Common Misconceptions
(Word format)
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How can a gallon of gasoline could produce 20 pounds of carbon dioxide when burned?
(Word format)
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Contacts and Resources
(Word format)
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I Will Consider Hosting a House Meeting
(Word format)
                 (PDF format)

Guidelines for Hosting a House Meeting.
(Word format)
                 (PDF format)

Welcome Sign-In Sheet
(Word format)
                 (PDF format)


Stuart News Article about David and Lani Havens:
Gore movie fires up Jensen Beach couple to speak out


The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) says that over the coming century we are likely to see big changes to the Earth's climate system.
The IPCC also finally nails the canard of the climate sceptics who argue that global warming is a myth or the result of natural climate variability; natural factors alone cannot account for the observed warming, the IPCC says. "These changes took place at a time when non-anthropogenic forcing factors (i.e. the sum of solar and volcanic forcing) would be expected to have produced cooling, not warming."
"There is increased confidence that natural internal variability cannot account for the observed changes, due in part to improved studies demonstrating that the warming occurred in both oceans and atmosphere, together with observed ice mass losses."

The report, the first draft of which was formulated last year, will be made public on Friday in Paris. Key findings of the IPCC's fourth assessment report include:

  • Heat waves, such as the one that affected southern Europe in summer 2003, are expected to be more intense, longer-lasting and more frequent.
  • Tropical storms and hurricanes are likely to be stronger, with increased rainfall and higher storm surges flooding coastlines.
  • The Arctic is likely to become ice free in the summer, and there will be continued melting of mountain glaciers, ice caps and ice sheets.
  • Sea levels will rise significantly even if levels of CO2 are stabilized. By 2100 sea levels could be 0.43 metres higher on average than present, and by 2300 they could be up to 0.8 metres higher.
  • Global temperatures continue to rise with 11 of the 12 warmest years since 1850 occurring since 1995. Computer models suggest a further rise of about 3C by 2100, with a 6C rise a distant possibility
  • It is virtually certain (there is more than a 99 per cent probability) that carbon dioxide levels and global warming is far above the range of natural variability over the past 650,000 years
  • It is virtually certain that human activity has played the dominant role in causing the increase of greenhouse gases over the past 250 years
  • Man-made emissions of atmospheric aerosol pollutants have tended to counteract global warming, which otherwise would have been significantly worse
  • The net effect of human activities over the past 250 years has very likely exerted a warming influence on the climate
  • It is likely that human activity is also responsible for other observed changes to the Earth's climate system, such as ocean warming and the melting of the Arctic sea ice
  • Sea levels will continue to rise in the 21st Century because of the thermal expansion of the oceans and loss of land ice
  • The projected warming of the climate due to increases in carbon dioxide during the 21st Century is likely to cause the total melting of the Greenland ice sheet during the next 1,000 years, according to some computer forecasting models
  • The warm Gulf Stream of the North Atlantic is likely to slow down during the 21st Century because of global warming and the melting of the freshwater locked up in the Greenland ice sheet. But no models predict the collapse of that warm current by 2100.




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