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Report | Environment Maryland Research and Policy Center

The Clean Cars Program

Rising global temperatures, unpredictable weather and alarming scientific predictions
have led to increasing public concern about the impacts of global warming on the environment, health and society. But while the Bush administration continues to resist efforts to reduce global warming pollution, many states are taking effective actions to address the threat—including the adoption of the “Clean Cars Program,” which sets limits on global warming pollution from cars, light trucks and SUVs.

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Report | Environment Maryland Research and Policy Center

A Blueprint for Action

Global warming poses a serious threat to Maryland’s future well-being and prosperity. To avoid the worst impacts of global warming, Maryland needs to reduce its global warming pollution 20 percent by 2020 and 80 percent by 2050, setting an example for the rest of the nation to follow.

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Report | Environment Maryland Research and Policy Center

Feeling the Heat

In 2006, Americans experienced a summer heat wave that broke records from coast to coast and killed almost 200 people. The year ended and 2007 began with the warmest winter on record globally. This unseasonably warm weather is part of a long-term trend toward rising temperatures and extreme weather events resulting from global warming.

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Report | Environment America Research and Policy Center

Global Warming Solutions that Work

Global warming is the defining challenge of our time. The latest climate science tells us that the United States must reduce its emissions of global warming pollutants quickly and dramatically if we hope to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of global warming. The rest of the world must take strong action as well.

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Feeling the Heat

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