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Al Gore at TED April 29, 2007

Posted by truthspew in Al Gore, Climate Crisis, ecology, environment.
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Just watched this video of Al Gore at TED or Technology, Entertainment and Design.

I must say that Gore is much more at ease being a professor than he was being Vice President of the United States. I have a strong desire to see him run again but it appears that he is far too committed to the climate crisis to stop now. It’s a shame really, had we seen this aspect of Gore way back in 2000 maybe the chimp wouldn’t have gotten elected at all. Oh who am I kidding, the god damned Republicans would have pulled any trick to make sure Bush got in.

You can even run your own carbon footprint on Gore’s site that I listed above. The only issue I have with the carbon calculator is that it bases everything on cost and not usage. Since energy costs have been rising at a regular rate, the use of dollar amounts will skew your carbon footprint.

And check out this interesting little animation about Earth.

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This is why protecting the environment is important March 18, 2007

Posted by truthspew in America, ecology, Error 10048, George W. Bush, global warming, government, greenhouse gases, politics.
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It seems that Bald Eagles have taken up residence in Philadelphia for the first time in 200 years.

And in the past few years we’ve had Red Tail Hawks nesting in Providence. What this means is that the Clean Air and Water Act, the banning of DDT and other pesticides, etc. has had a positive effect. Birds of prey only return to an area when the food supply is abundant and they feel they can safely raise their young.

Meanwhile we’ve got the Bush Administration wanting to drill in the ANWR, log pristine forests, and in general just totally disregard the Clean Air and Water Act. Not to mention totally playing down the global warming problems.

As an aside, I really have to organize my categories. I note there are a number of them now.