Supporters e-news 5 September 2008

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Greenpeace Supporters e-news 5 September 2008

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5 September 2008
Car Free Day

Dear Supporters,

Greenpeace with Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) and Thailand Cycling Club is organising 'Car Free Day' for second consecutive year in the city to raise awareness about climate change and the need for personal action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by turning to using public transportation more. Thousands of Bangkokians are going to ride their bicycles on Bangkok's Car Free Day scheduled on Sunday, 21 September 2008 between 6am-12 noon to support our call for an Energy [R]evolution.

When: Sunday, 21 September 2008, 6am-12 noon If you are interested in joining the Car Free Day activity, please call me at 02 357 1921 ext 140 on Monday-Friday, 9am - 6pm by 17 September 2008. Greenpeace will organise bicycles for supporters who contact us first, free of charge.

Believe us, cycling together for Energy [R]evolution, is more hip and fun than driving your car alone. Santi Yingkaew (Pu) Coordinator

Did you know that: - Bangkokians consume about 500 million liters of oil annually?

- Each liter of oil adds about 3.15 kilograms of deadly carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere that contributes to climate change?

- Combustion of oil for cars like burning of coal for energy has made Thailand the seventh largest emitter of carbon dioxide in Asia, emitting 4.2 tonnes of carbon into the atmosphere per person per year, according to the UN Development Program (UNDP) - more than in both China (3.8 tonnes) and India (1.2 tonnes)?

- Carbon dioxide emissions due to our addiction for coal and fast cars is not reduced Bangkok will see the worst effect of climate change sooner than later?

- Scientists have predicted that Bangkok, home to nearly 15 percent of the country's 66 million people, is at risk of being deluged with water in the coming decades as the world's oceans swell?

Greenpeace is campaigning to stop the worst impacts of climate change by calling upon the Government of Thailand to lead an Energy [R]evolution and thousands of citizens of Thailand are endorsing our call by signing the petition addressed to the Energy Minister, you should too.

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