Saturday, January 12, 2008

GRASSROOTS EFFORT PAYS DIVIDENDS ON THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN TRAIL

PLAISTOW, NEW HAMPSHIRE — Activists in Snowman and polar bear costumes are frolicking at candidate town meetings. Editorials on global warming are appearing in influential newspapers in New Hampshire and Iowa. Most major presidential candidates—from liberal Democratic senator Barack Obama to former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, a conservative republican—have called for caps on the emissions of greenhouse gases. For full article in SCIENCE (Dec. 21 2007), click here.

Jason Kowalski dressed as a Snowman to make points about Global Warming with presidential candidates in New Hampshire (click here for Video interview). As Christmas approached, he switched to a Santa Claus costume, as in the photo with Hillary Clinton and his brother Adam (Snowman), and in a news Video (click here) challenging Mitt Romney on global warming.

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