The Melting Point As the Earth heads toward catastrophe, women leaders rise up to stop global warming. by Laura Orlando Just shy of the anniversary of Rachel
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, May 1, 2007
The Melting Point
As the Earth heads toward catastrophe, women
leaders rise up to stop global warming. by Laura Orlando
Just shy of the anniversary of Rachel Carsons 100th birthday, and
almost 50 years after she wrote the book that helped launch the environmental
movementSilent SpringU.S. Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne announced
that polar bears might become extinct. But he didnt say why.
He is a member of the Bush administration, after all, which continues
to stonewall policies that address the impending climate catastrophe.
But film producer and climate-change leader Laurie David knows why the
bears are endangered. So does the first woman to chair the Senates Environment
and Public Works Committee, Sen. Barbara Boxer, and so does the first woman
Speaker of the House, Rep. Nancy Pelosi: Its global warming. These women also
know that our fate is linked to the polar bears. And the polar bear is in
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