Thursday, December 6, 2007
20: Inches in median worldwide sea level-rise by 2100 from ice melt caused by global climate change, as estimated by the 1995 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
30: Percent by which auto makers who want to sell new cars in California must cut emissions by 2016, if the state gets a waiver from the U.S. EPA.
75: Percent of Americans in a 2006 Zogby poll who think the government should do more to deal with global warming.
1,000,000: Number of species expected to be extinct by 2050 if current IPCC climate-change projections are accurate.
120,000,000: Tons of carbon-dioxide pollution that would not be released into the air by 2010, if a legal loophole was closed, that allows SUVs to be less fuel efficient.
634,000,000: Number of people globally who live in areas vulnerable to raising sea levels caused by global warming.