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Ashley Judd, Jeff Corwin Call on Congress to Help Wildlife Survive Global Warming

Actress, celebrity biologist testify about need to fund measures to safeguard natural resources

WASHINGTON - Actress Ashley Judd, and biologist and TV personality Jeff
Corwin, spoke to Congress this morning about the need for substantial, dedicated
funding to help safeguard America's wildlife and natural resources from the
impacts of global warming.

Testifying before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior,
Environment and Related Agencies, Corwin and Judd urged Congress to ensure that
comprehensive climate and energy legislation addresses not only the carbon
pollution that causes global warming, but also the effects that are already
being seen on the ground.

"I had the good fortune to grow up in three states - Kentucky, Tennessee and
California - that are blessed with stunning, diverse and productive landscapes,"
said Judd. "Those landscapes have shaped my life and my values, and I am deeply
worried that in an era of global warming - evidence of which we experience on
our own farm - future generations of Americans will have fewer natural resources
to draw upon than do we, and their opportunities will therefore be less than our
own."

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"I worry deeply about what kind of world awaits my two young daughters if we
fail to address this threat," said Corwin. "In the lifetime of my young daughter
Marina, born just last year, twenty to thirty percent of the world's plant and
animal species will be on the brink of extinction if we do not act now to curb
global warming."

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