As many WUWT readers know, my dog, Kenji Watts, is an actual member of the Union of Concerned Scientists. He’s got papers to prove it.
This of course is proof that all you need is a valid credit card to join this “front group” (as they describe others) in this science free money quest. Below is the email Kenji received today. – Anthony
A generous supporter has pledged to match all donations dollar-for-dollar—up to $250,000—but only if you act by the end of the week!
Your support of UCS makes a vital difference in building a healthier environment and a safer world. If you’re still looking for a reason to support UCS, how about this one:
41 million fewer cars.
Picture a four-lane highway packed bumper to bumper with idling cars stretching all the way around the earth at the equator. Now picture the tailpipe emissions from all those cars and think about how much that would speed up global warming.
UCS supporters like you helped push through tough emissions standards for new cars and trucks that will require automakers to produce vehicles that emit roughly half of the global warming emissions of a new automobile today. By the year 2030, this effort alone will keep more than 300 million tons of carbon dioxide from being released into our atmosphere. That’s like taking 41 million cars off the road.
Time is running out to take advantage of this special opportunity. Please act now. Join more than 85,000 other members of UCS—become a member of UCS today.
With your help, we will:
- expose corporations, front groups, and policy makers who mislead the public and undermine understanding of climate science;
- fight to shut down old and dirty coal plants and increase investment in wind, solar, and other clean, renewable sources of energy; and
- actively protect scientists in the government and academia from politically motivated personal attacks.
You are a key partner in all this work. Please act now and take advantage of this special, short-term opportunity.
With your help, I’m confident we can win more important victories in the year ahead and the years to come.
P.S. Remember: this special opportunity only lasts through the end of the week. Your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar—but only if you act now!
The Union of Concerned Scientists is the leading science-based nonprofit working for a healthy environment and a safer world.