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Putting Global Warming on the Front Burner.

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Artist Mark Heckman thinks it's time people started getting hot and bothered. So he's showcasing his latest billboard in Grand Rapids through February.

Scientists say that the 1990s were the hottest decade on record, that 1998 was the hottest year, and that 1997 came in second. To stop global warming, says Heckman, the U.S. government needs to seek alternatives to the internal-combustion engine and push Detroit automakers to produce zero-emission electric cars. "The technology is there, but Uncle Sam isn't in a hurry because tax revenues from fossil fuels and pollution are more profitable" he says. "We need to force the debate by getting Congress to act"

For more information, contact Mark Heckman at (616) 866-6997.
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Date:Feb 1, 2000
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