(Jun 29, 2007)


Gore announces Seven-Point Pledge



From AP


The seven-point pledge announced by Al Gore to rally support against global warming:

I pledge

1. To demand that my country join an international treaty within the next two years that cuts global warming pollution by 90 percent in developed countries and by more than half worldwide in time for the next generation to inherit a healthy earth;

2. To take personal action to help solve the climate crises by reducing my own C02 pollution as much as I can and offsetting the rest to become ''carbon neutral'';

3. To fight for a moratorium on the construction of any new generating facility that burns coal without the capacity to safely trap and store the C02;

4. To work for a dramatic increase in the energy efficiency of my home, workplace, school, place of worship, and means of transportation;

5. To fight for laws and policies that expand the use of renewable energy sources and reduce dependence on oil and coal;

6. To plant new trees and to join with others in preserving and protecting forests; and,

7. To buy from businesses and support leaders who share my commitment to solving the climate crises and building a sustainable, just and prosperous world for the 21st century.


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Comments

As you know, Bill Clinton signed the Kyoto Protocol way back in 1998, but the Senate has not taken any action on ratifying it. Everyone needs to contact their senators and ask them why, and urge them to start work on it now.

We can't wait for George Bush to do it. It's getting hot NOW!

To take personal action to help solve the climate crises by reducing my own C02 pollution as much as I can and offsetting the rest to become ''carbon neutral'';

There are two possibilities for this:

1. I shoot myself thus sparing the world of any further increases in carbon dioxide due to breathing or

2. I buy "carbon offset credits" from Al Gore! I salve my conscience and Al Gore makes money - who can possibly be against that? It's a win-win situation.

Of course if I shoot myself then I don't get the opportunity to save up so that I can have the same carbon footprint as Al Gore. At this rate it should take me about 20,000 years

Even if everyone on Earth followed Gore's commandments to the letter, there is no evidence or proof whatsoever that it would impact global warming.

That's the huge, gaping hole in these theories: there's no proof cutting CO2 will curb global warming. Yet we're being commanded by people like Al Gore to spend billions if not trillions of dollars and changing our lifestyles for a cause there's no proof will work.

I thought Gore was carbon neutral! What, can't his carbon trading firm keep up with his carbon spewing personal life?

BTW, has he settled on the style of priestly wardrobe for his religion yet? I hope they are cool looking, with hats and everything.

When big Al reduces his personal carbon footprint to the size of mine then I might actually listen,until then he can STFU.

Oh, stuff it, Al.

Global warming/climate change is natural. Al Gore is a socialist using junk science to capture your money and support for his future political ambitions. To think humans have the ability to change the weather is arrogant.

Good ideas, though I think a power point presentation would help explain it a little more.

Ha Ha, "Offsetting"

In spite of all the cinicism that I read....I choose to contribute by drop in the busket. We run our 160 farm on wind and solar....we planted 5000 trees and we replanted native grasses to marginal land that was once cultivated and grew marginal crops.....we buy local and use the most energy efficient car we can afford.....so what I hear is people doing nothing for all of the wrong reasons. There is NO HARM in doing something in the name of saving money and saving land fills. So go ahead....buy a few new light bulbs, take a bus to work instead of driving a few days out of your week.....shop at local farmers markets and buy from farmers who grow locally (saves trucking/fuel)....there is no cost to saving really is there?

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