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4 - (,! E - Tuesday, April |7- Thly, April 19 2007 ill I Carol Dobson of Lewes stood on the Boardwalk in RehobothBeach Saturday, April 14, with -- .smcn mLI.rta s people 4.0 tk dmLnSeL-,m o Slobt][ Warning. DOhlllOn psts-tioipat.] in the eampaign to stop global warming, organized by Step it Up 2007. Dobson&apos;s sign read like a cigarette warning, but instead warned of the dangers of pollution from coal-fired power plants. Rehob0th Continued from page 13 dioxides, mercury, heavy metals and carbon dioxide today courtesy of NRG," read the sign that Carol Dobson of Lewes carried on the Boardwalk. Carbon dioxide contributes sig- nificantly to global warming and with Delaware being a coastal state, its citizens should be more concerned, because as the earth warms, the water rises, said Joan Deaver of Citizens for a Better Sussex. The very Boardwalk that the crowd gathered on this week- end could be under water if noth- ing is done to stop it, said Deaver. At stepitup.org, organizers found information to hold events and could print out information to hand out. The Rehoboth rally fea- tured information about the pro- gram and also petitions to urge Congress to enact laws that will cut carbon emissions 80 percent by 2050. "This is an invitation to help start a movement - to take one spring day and use it to reshape the future. Those of us who know that climate change is the greatest threat civilization now faces have science on our side; we have economists and policy specialists, Rachel Swlck photos courageous mayors and gover- nors, engineers with cool new technology," read a letter to pro-- testors from Bill McKibben of Step It Up. "But we don't have a movement - the largest rally yet held in the U.S. about global warming drew a thousand people. If we're going to make the kind of change we need in the short time left us, we need something that looks like the civil rights move- ment, and we need it now. Changing light bulbs just isn't enough." McKibben and his group suc- cessfully sparked 1,350 events in all 50 states this past weekend. The events were held in places that are most affected by global wanning, such as vanishing gla- ciers, coastal cities and even underwater at a coral reef. "The best science tells us we have 10 years to fundamentally transform our economy and lead the world in the same direction or else, in the words of NASA's Jim Hansen, we will face a 'totally different planet,' one infinitely- sadder and less flourishing," said McKibben. For more information, visit www.stepitup.org. Loans by Phone Fast Cash When Y<>u Need It Contact Rachel Swick at rswiek @ capegazette, com. 7 DAYS A WEEKEND TO took+hoW low you payments,OU be: " ;.$100: +.  i:$59"+a4 *i,+-, 36. $500i +$147.01"* 48 * Annual Percentage Rate 24.74%. **Annual Percentage Rate 18.04%. Weekends or after hours, call 1-800-697-4719 Sen. Karen Peterson, D-Wilmington, was in Rehoboth Beach Saturday, April 14, for Women's Weekend, but she decided to stop by the gathering on the Boardwalk and sign the petition to fight global warming. Peterson, left, talks to Pat Gearity of Rehoboth, who is also a member of Citizens for Clean Power. Home Improvement Bill Consolidation Any Reason - $1,000 to $50,000 Just call and we could +have,your money ready in a few hours Lewes 18335 Coastal Hwy 302-644-7215 Ocean City 12216 Ocean GTWY 410=213-7318