Holiday Parties:

Cahaba Group
Tues. 12/14. Holiday Party.
6:30 P.M. Bring a potluck and join us as we celebrate the reorganization of the Cahaba Group. Enjoy being with friends around a crackling fire! Home of Dick Echols, 4032 Montevallo Road, Birmingham AL 35213.

Coosa Valley Group
12/9 - Holiday Party. 6:30 pm.
Celebrate the season with friends! Bring a potluck dish to share. And for a gift swap, each person bring a recycled or handmade item. This is a fun event - don't miss it! Joe M. Ford Center, 205 Korner St ., Gadsden. For info call Peggie at 256-538-9444.

Montgomery Group
Thursday, 12/16. Sierra Club Montgomery Group meeting, 6:30 PM. Hastings Residence, 141 N. Northington Street, Prattville, AL. Our December Group Meeting will be our annual Christmas potluck dinner at the Hastings’ home in Prattville. Turkey and beverages will be provided, so bring your favorite dish and a hearty appetite and plan to have a good time. Also bring a small gift for “dirty Santa” exchange.

North Alabama Group
Thursday, Dec. 16. Holiday Gathering
The North Alabama Sierra Club will be hosting a Holiday Gathering at the Huntsville Main Library auditorium Thursday, December 16, from 6:30 until 8:00pm.
Please bring your favorite dish to share – desserts of course but some vegetable dishes are always needed as well. Turkey, ham, drinks, plates, etc. will be provided.

West Alabama Group
Thur. 12/9. 6:30-8:30pm. The West Alabama Group will hold its Christmas potluck dinner at the home of Sharon and Jim McLean. For more information call (205) 758-9765.

December 2010

Quotes from Newly Elected Congressional Deniers of Climate Change

An email message dated November 3 from the Union of Concerned Scientists contained the following quotes reported to be from persons newly elected to the U.S. Congress.

"With the possible exception of Tiger Woods, nothing has had a worse year than global warming. We have discovered that a good portion of the science used to justify "climate change" was a hoax perpetrated by leftist ideologues with an agenda."
—Todd Young, new congressperson from Indiana

"I absolutely do not believe that the science of man-caused climate change is proven. Not by any stretch of the imagination. I think it’s far more likely that it’s just sunspot activity or something just in the geologic eons of time where we have changes in the climate." —Ron Johnson, new senator from Wisconsin

"I think we ought to take a look at whatever the group is that measures all this, the IPCC, they don't even believe the crap." —Steve Pearce, new congressperson from New Mexico

"It's a bigger issue, we need to watch 'em. Not only because it may or may not be true, but they're making up their facts to fit their conclusions. They've already caught 'em doing this." —Rand Paul, new senator from Kentucky

"There isn't any real science to say we are altering the climate path of the earth." —Roy Blunt, new senator from Missouri

While no one from Alabama is mentioned above, our congressional representatives are not known for their active promotion of measures to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. It is up to us to push them. Consider arranging a meeting with your congressperson and/or your senators during a district work period. Identify a couple of colleagues and develop a plan for a meeting. Such meetings can take a bit of time to arrange, but it can be done. You can get started by speaking with the "scheduler" in the DC offices. Of course, you may also contact them by emails and letters.

Submitted by David Newton