More and more Americans may finally be ready to do something about global warming. That’s the thinking behind DaimlerChrysler’s 2008 release of its Smart mini-car in the United States. The company had shelved an earlier plan to do just that, but a company executive told The New York Times, “Now is the right time to go to the U.S. The world, and the U.S., has changed in the last two years.” That change is also evident in Wichita, where the June 29 screening of Al Gore’s movie about global warming, “An Inconvenient Truth,” filled up well in advance and left organizers with a 60-person waiting list. “People are gradually starting to think, ‘What can I do?’” said Elizabeth Bishop of the Sierra Club Kansas Chapter.
Posted by Melissa Cooley
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