Al Gore: Our Next Step

Submitted by Charles Frost on Wed, 02/28/2007 - 09:15.

Al Gore: Our Next Step






Al Gore

On March 21st, I'll hand-deliver your message to Washington when I testify at Congressional hearings on the climate crisis.

Can you commit to finding 10 friends to send a message to Congress demanding immediate action?

Ask them to visit:

http://algore. com/cards. html

When the producers of An Inconvenient Truth first approached me with the concept for the film, I was skeptical. Could we really take a slideshow about the climate crisis and turn it into a compelling movie? Davis Guggenheim’s Oscar win for best documentary and a second one for Melissa Etheridge’s beautiful song “I Need to Wake Up” was a testament to their ability, but it was also a testament to you.
It was you who packed the theaters and got your friends to go see this film, greatly increasing the audience. And then this past December, it was you who connected through MoveOn.org and AlGore.com to attend An Inconvenient Truth viewing parties. At those parties and in the weeks that followed, nearly 200,000 of you wrote to Congress, demanding that they address the climate crisis like the planetary emergency that it is.
Even though I have been a life-long movie fan, I didn’t really understand how big of an audience a movie could reach. And of course I never would have imagined in a million years that a movie that I was a part of would receive two Academy Awards—or one—or would have ever been made in the first place! As humbling as this moment is, An Inconvenient Truth will only succeed if it drives all of us to take action. That’s why I’m asking you to join me in the next stage of our fight. On March 21st, I'm going to hand-deliver the messages you signed when I testify at Congressional hearings on the climate crisis.
This is an incredible opportunity to demonstrate to Congress that we demand immediate action. And I need your help to really make this moment count. Can you commit to getting 10 friends to send their message to Congress through AlGore.com before March 21st? The more voices I can bring to Washington , the more powerful our message will be.
To get your friends involved, just forward them this note or direct them to:
http://algore. com/cards. html
There is no longer a debate about the fact that global warming is real. We're causing it. The consequences are serious, and could be headed towards catastrophe if we don’t fix it. And it's not too late. I don't want to imagine a future in which our children say, “What were our parents thinking?” “Why didn't they wake up when they had a chance?” And I know you don’t either.
The hundreds of thousands of you who signed messages to Congress showed me what's possible. Working together we can unite millions of people and build support for real action on a scale that has never been seen before.
Help me take the first step and fill up that hearing room with your signatures. That picture alone will send a powerful message.
Can you commit to getting ten more people to send messages to Congress demanding action to stop global warming?
http://algore. com/cards. html
I’m looking forward to working with you on this monumental task.
Thank you,
Al Gore
Al Gore

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thank you Bill

for adding an action link to realneo. Just as we discussed at Arabica; and whodathunk it would be so easy?

Gore has seasoning but can he conserve?

In the Wednesday February 28th Plain Dealer columnist Dick Feagler writes:

    "He's not running. But he's waiting. And he wants it."

    Wants what? According to Feagler: To be President of the United States. He thinks the long campaign will wear down the view voters have of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. This is while Mr. Gore collects an Oscar for "An Inconvenient Truth."

    Read Feagler's column "Gore's time is just right" here.

    Also the Feb. 28th PD had a story, "Gore's mansion an energy drain, conservative says." Find story here. The day after Gore received an Oscar, the Tennessee Center for Policy Research put out a news release saying Gore was not doing enought to reduce his own consumption of electricity.

    Deep in this story is this paragraph: "But electric company spokeswoman Laurie Parker said the utility never got a request from the policy center (the Tennessee Center for Policy Research) and never provided them with any information."

    The story did not state how Tennessee Center found Gore's electicity usage figures. The Associate Press reviewed utility records which showed that about 10 times the amount of electricity is used in Gore's 10,000 square foot home than the typical Nashville household.

    To counter this, Gore is said to invest money in projects to reduce energy consumption. Gore also owns homes in Carthage, Tenn., and in the Washington Area.

    What could be happening in the Gore household to use 10 times the amount of electricity of a typical household? While Gore might be investing in projects to reduce energy consumption, the first step is to conserve energy yourself. Gore apparently hasn't taken this step.
   
    Which household uses more electricity? Gore's Nashville home or George W. Bush's White House?

write him a letter and ask him about it

You can send a letter to Al Gore to ask him about his conservation efforts here:

HONORABLE AL GORE

2100 West End Avenue, Suite 620

Nashville, TN  37203

Additionally there is someone locally who was trained to lecture on the subject, read about this on BFD, so maybe we can get an answer that way. Does anyone remember? His name is Jeff something... his wife blogged about him.

We will all be interested to hear what he has to say in response to this.

Per the other issue, he was elected once, why not again? Gore/Obama 08? It is still too early for speculation, but then that's what makes the news interesting, isn't it?