Gore Says this is the Year for Action on Climate

| 2/2/2009 10:10:57 AM

Tags: Al Gore, Obama administration, Barack Obama, climate change, climate bill, renewable energy,

Former Vice President Al Gore addressed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last Wednesday, telling them that America needs a climate bill this year, especially since there’s supposed to be an international negotiation in Copenhagen in December. Gore already has a bold plan — to reach a goal of 100 percent clean electricity within 10 years. And with President Barack Obama in office, this may be the year to go through with it.

On Gore’s Repower America website, you can find the detailed plan on how he believes America could reach this goal through use of plug-in cars, clean electricity and, of course, renewable energies. The first thing on the list — just like in Obama’s inauguration speech — asks for a little help from everyone. So, start by looking at the site, and then think about following the advice on the site by writing to your elected officials and telling them that you want the economic recovery package to focus on new jobs and clean energy. Like both Gore and Obama have said and continue to say, it’s going to take everyone to make the change that you want in our economy and environment. So, start now!

chris mount
8/2/2009 8:57:00 AM

I agree with Mark. ..."When you consider the Vikings once raised cattle in Greenland and the last mini ice age ended in 1850, who is to say this global warming scare is real?"-quoted from his comment. I dont see how anyone who is rational could believe anything so preposterous.

chris mount
8/2/2009 8:54:05 AM

Is Al Gore still among the living?

2/4/2009 9:54:04 AM

Gore's site is definitely worth a look. It can also help you get motivated when you see how many people around the world are involved with the climate movement. This is not just an issue for Americans. A great place to check out is Bill McKibben's campaign, www.350.org

vines & cattle
2/3/2009 7:35:38 AM

Still with this stuff?

2/2/2009 5:20:21 PM

I firmly believe in "Going Green" but am a bit of a libertarian when it comes to any government driven global warming initiative. Recently over 650 scientists came out publicly against the UN sponsored studies indicating global warming was real. http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Minority.Blogs&ContentRecord_id=2158072e-802a-23ad-45f0-274616db87e6 When you consider the Vikings once raised cattle in Greenland and the last mini ice age ended in 1850, who is to say this global warming scare is real?

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