Sheron Cardin's Input...: Al Gore Needs Your Signature ASAP...Please Read!

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Al Gore Needs Your Signature ASAP...Please Read!

Hi everyone. I received this letter from Al Gore just now and he needs more signatures before his Wednesday meeting in front of congress. I am copying his letter and pasting it here so if you have not had a chance to participate please do so now and send a copy to all that you know. Thanks - we all appreciate it!



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Dear Sheron,

We are now within striking distance of collecting over 500,000 messages to deliver to Congress and have less than 48 hours to get it done in time for the hearings.

Ask any friend who wants to end the climate crisis to sign our message to Congress now by visiting:

http://algore.com/cards.html

When I emailed you last Friday, 294,374 people had signed our message to Congress demanding immediate action to solve the climate crisis. In that email, I asked you to help meet the goal of delivering 350,000 messages when I testify at Congressional hearings on Wednesday.

Your response was amazing. By Saturday morning - because of you - we exceeded our goal! In fact, as I write this email, our total has risen to 405,758. Thank you!

What that means is that we are now within striking distance of collecting over 500,000 messages - and have less than 48 hours to get it done in time for the Congressional hearings.

Now is the time to reach out to as many people as possible. Ask any friend who wants to end the climate crisis to sign our message to Congress now by visiting:

http://www.algore.com/cards.html

By the way, maybe this goes without saying, but please reach out to Republican and Independent, as well as Democratic friends. One of our goals must be to make this issue one that transcends partisanship. While many of the solutions to the climate crisis will be found within the political system, there should be bipartisan and transpartisan agreement on the basic nature of the crisis and the sense of urgency that is appropriate for us to solve it.

That point was brought home to me again last week when I visited London and met with the leaders of the Labour Party and the Conservative Party. In the UK, both major political parties are completely committed to taking real action to solve the climate crisis. They openly acknowledge this is an unprecedented moral issue and are competing vigorously to see who can propose the most creative and effective solutions to solve this crisis.

Here at home, our objective must be to create a similar sense of urgency in both political parties. That is why your activism leading up to these hearings is so important. We are so close to our new goal of 500,000 messages to Congress. You can help put us over the top.

So please reach out to everyone you know and ask them to sign our message to Congress today - or at least within the next 48 hours by visiting:

http://www.algore.com/cards.html

Thank you,

Al Gore

Al Gore

P.S. On Wednesday both the House and Senate will webcast the hearings live.

My testimony in the House of Representatives begins at 9:30 AM and you can watch the webcast by visiting:

http://www.house.gov/science

My testimony in the Senate begins at 2:30 PM and you can watch the webcast by visiting:

http://epw.senate.gov

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Namaste

Comment balloon 49 commentsSheron Cardin • March 19 2007 06:28PM

Comments

I didn't know that the blogosphere was a political forum. 

My urge is that everyone study the pseudo-issue of man-made global warming and what hypocrite Al Gore actually is.  In his each of massive homes, which in itself is anti green, he uses many times the energy to run them that most homes in the US.  As he flies around in his private jets to speak about global warning, he is responsible for many thousands of pounds of the "deadly CO2 into the atmosphere.  Also, I understand that the carbon offsets that he buys, he buys from his own company that profits by this false man-made global warming.

Pleade, do your research before you take a stand.  Make sure what you are doing is actually doing some good, besides giving yourself a warm, fuzzy feeling. 

Posted by Roger Stensland, Let's Move! (Keller Williams Realty Puget Sound) over 12 years ago
Roger - you don't have to help, OK?
Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago

Hi Sheron:

I'm Canadian and we need help desperately.  Our winters are changing, our summers getting too hot, we are the cause and effect.  Our government was to sign onto the Kyoto accord but has been dragging its feet because it is too expensive to implement.  Al has brought this to the world through the movie, now to Congress - I hope he gets his 500,000 emails - he has mine.

Posted by Denise Brophy, ABR ePRO CERC (Re/Max Realty Specialists ) over 12 years ago
Denise - it is very scary...I pray that we are not too late. Thank you. Our summer is already here with 90 degrees 2 days ago...didn't need a coat this winter at all.
Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago

Hi Sheron , Thank you for the information so We can decide if it contributes to our "GO GREEN" goals.

Leslie

Posted by Leslie Godbold, Motivation Speaker, Radio host "Positively Living" (WZGM AM1350 Independent Asheville Radio) over 12 years ago
There you go...a diplomat! Thanks.
Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago
I just saw a Polar bear stranded on an Iceberg...... The climate changes are normal folks! My dad told me in the 70's everyone was yelling "Ice age, Ice Age". ( I just told my age )  I guess Al is going to get into his large jet to deliver his message... Now....where did I put the keys to my Hummer. I have to go across town for a soda.
Posted by Robert McArtor, Top Listing Agent for Baltimore and Harford County (RE/MAX Components - Fallston Maryland) over 12 years ago
Robert, yes change is normal but over thousands of years, not 10. Al gets my support.
Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago

I'm not ganging up on Roger or Robert but it is not normal for our weather here in Canada to have changed as drastically as it has over the past 25 years.  I've witnessed it.

Its supposed to be cold here, the people most affected have no voice in Congress - these are the native peoples of Canada whose hunting and fishing and livelihoods have been compromised.  They are the ones who have taken only what they need from the environment but we are taking away their way of life. 

I might not see change as clearly if I were sitting in traffic on a highway in southern Canada, its probably the same day after day my car would be idling along with thousands of others in the race to get home to microwave my supper and turn on my TV. 

Fortunately, I live near the ocean where I've noticed the change year after year.  The feeding cycle of the fish has changed, no icebergs in the harbour this time of year, two days ago it was 12 C that's about 40 F on St. Paddy's Day in March - twenty years ago it would be minus 12 C with Spring two months away - I'm scared, everyone should be.

I hope and pray that whatever Al Gore can do to impress upon Congress the importance of our changing environment just do it - I don't care how he gets there, plane, car or caravan - I know it won't be by dog-sled there's no snow.

Thanks Sheron for allowing us to have a voice - or not.

Posted by Denise Brophy, ABR ePRO CERC (Re/Max Realty Specialists ) over 12 years ago

Hi Sheron - I admire your activism.  However, I'm not so sure about global warming.  Here in NY I have been freezing my butt off all winter.  So, it is hard for me to see this trend (lol).  I am all for keeping the planet clean, etc., but I do take issue with Al Gore. 

I believe he is well intentioned, but he is also a bit of an extremist.  Even members of his own political party have recently been trying to get him to tone it down a bit.  His recent film, An Inconvenient Truth, although it won some awards, has been widely panned by those in the scientific community.  Most of these scientists say it is not necessarily based on facts.

One more thing, I find Mr. Gore to be a bit hypocritical, he is always telling other people to cut back on energy, etc.,  however, I have seen no attempt on his part to do the same.  Mr. Gore lives in a large home, racks up huge electric bills, (much higher than the average american), drives a gas guzzling SUV and takes jets all over the world.  With that said, I will continue to do my part to live a little greener, perhaps Mr. Gore will start making an attempt to do the same.

 

Posted by Maureen Graziano (Third Eye Home Staging) over 12 years ago

Denise, Al is making ALOT of money preaching this gospel. If it weren't for this, know one would listen to him about anything. I this whole idea was developed by a few hippies at a "Peter, Paul and Mary" concert after a few doobies...."Hey man....is it hot in here?"......"I think the earth is floating closer to the sun man"

:) All in good fun.

Posted by Robert McArtor, Top Listing Agent for Baltimore and Harford County (RE/MAX Components - Fallston Maryland) over 12 years ago

Hi Robert & Maureen:

Thank you for your comments and I don't mean to hijack Sheron's post but here's my two cents.  Yes Al Gore is going to make alot of money, he may be exceptionally wealthy, yes he flys hither and fro, yes he probably drives a big SUV, and lives in a big mansion, maybe he is a hypocrite but he's doing something. Here I am changing light bulbs from incandescent to energy efficient (which in a few years will pollute our soil with mercury) and bringing my thermos to the coffee shop - my contribution to the environment.  We live lives bigger and larger than our parents, mine who lived through the Depression and reminds me often of the hardships endured and the waste we've created.  For what its worth if Al Gore's got the ears of Congress, I say go for it, I don't care if he parachutes in (now that would be environmentally friendly).   

Posted by Denise Brophy, ABR ePRO CERC (Re/Max Realty Specialists ) over 12 years ago

Thank you Denise for your point of view, especially during a time when a signature can be the difference between an action plan or just more talk and opinions.

Maureen - extremism is needed to find a working middle ground. I grew up worried about being bombed by the Russians and my parents talking about where the local bomb shelter was. Now, our children can't play in the sun without protecting their skin and our pets don't have time to shed their winter coats before it hits 100 degrees.

I understand this may be a political issue to some, I have had many conversation's with Rush Limbaugh fans who are blinded by their political party. I do not see the global warming issue as a political issue but a human rights issue. How much can be accomplished with a barefooted bearded man living in a tree without electricity or running water just to prove they are not using up our resources? Of course it is going to take energy to make a world wide impact on our society and we don't have time to go door knocking.

Someone here in the rain in their comments asked "How many politicians does it take to change a light bulb? 

Why are outdated and energy sucking light bulbs still for sale? 

Wednesday is an important day for all of us and a little signature can make all the difference in the WORLD. 

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago
Another thought...how much energy do you think gets used up at your local pizza parlor while they run that pizza oven waiting for you to order a pizza? I used to own a restaurant in the late 70's and I bought a pizza oven to make my own pizzas. At that time, my electricity and gas bill went up $500 a month for one additional oven. Do the math.
Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago

Thank you so much Sheron!  People in this country try to politisize every controversial issue.  Sadly this issue knows no political boundries.  It is real, it is happening, it is going to affect every human on the planet.  The poo pooers who say they are living through a cold winter, have forgotten that the cold winter didn't start till February.  Three months later than normal.  It has already been announced that this winter is the warmest winter on record world wide.  In addition, the global warming (climate change) nay-sayers don't realize that the long term result of planet warming is planet cooling.  As the polar ice caps and glaciers melt, dumping more fresh water into the salt water oceans, those oceans will cool faster and eventually freeze.  Another ice age is on the horizon.  In the short term, my inland Flordia property will soon be worthless beachfront property.  So please, anytime, inform us ARers.  This is one activist you can count on to respond!

 

Terry Haugen

Posted by Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495 (Stage it Right!) over 12 years ago
Terry - you really she some light on the weather conditions...winter was late, very late. We in the valley where most of the produce is grown for the country experienced winter for 2 weeks and it made history...everything froze...that was 3 weeks ago and it was 90 degrees last week and raining today. Our animals and plants don't know what to do already! Thank you for adding your experience.
Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago

Roger, you are so right.  Gore's rants are a farce and very hypocritical.  Sheron, if you will do your research, you will realize that there have been many abrupt changes in weather.  Who knows maybe that's what killed the dinosaurs.  Did you know that during the Revoutionary War, there was a mini ice age?  We all must be careful to do our research and not just believe the things we hear on TV or radio.   I really don't think this is the place to display Gore's letter. 

Kathy Bernacchio

Stage to Sell

(Former Weather Observer US Air Force)

Posted by Kathy Bernacchio (Stage to Sell) over 12 years ago

Hi Kathy - welcome to the rain forest...I see you are a newbie. I believe that the rapid weather changes are man made and I am doing what I can to reverse the destructive and unconscious momentum evident to me.

AR is a great place, we even talk about God here. We also have a GREEN group. I look forward to your first post.

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago

Thanks, Sharon for the welcome.  Even though I disagree with you, I still love this site.  Looking forward to more lively discussions.

Kathy

Stage to Sell 

Posted by Kathy Bernacchio (Stage to Sell) over 12 years ago
To Roger and Kathy - can you share the research you have done and the results with the rest of us? I am very interested in learning what is out there. Thanks
Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago

Sheron,

I'll site you some sources, but I'll have to find them again.  I haven't done research personally.  I wish I was that smart.  Remember, I'm a lowly stager.  I've got to go to Walmart and then an appt then stage my house for a get-together with friends.  Yikes, everyone thinks you own house is pulled together all the time.  Not true here.  But I promise I'll send some links to articles.  

Kathy Bernacchio

Stage to Sell

www.WeStageBatonRouge.com

Posted by Kathy Bernacchio (Stage to Sell) over 12 years ago
Kathy - look forward to it. Good luck on your staged get-together...sounds like fun. A good stager should always leave a closet empty just in case! =>0
Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago

I guess going to Washington is Guilt therapy for Al! 

In a recent USA Today Report.....

 Al Gore has profited from zinc mining that has released millions of pounds of potentially toxic substances near his farmstead

Massive white mountains of leftover rock waste are evidence of three decades of mining that earned Gore $570,000 in royalty payments for the mineral rights to his property.

the Gores received $20,000 a year in royalties for 27 years and $10,000 per year in three years. During the 1980s, the mine was the largest zinc-producing mine in the country.

In the five-year period from 1998-2003, before the mines were shuttered, more than 19 million pounds of toxic substances were released into the air, water and land, according to the Environmental Protection Agency's Toxic Release Inventory data. Most of that was zinc pulled from the ground during mining.

Gore noted in his letter that, according to tallies on Scorecard, a website run by environmentalists, "pollution releases from the mine in 2002 placed it among the 'dirtiest/worst facilities' in the U.S."

Most of the improper discharges from the mines into nearby rivers and streams involved higher than allowed levels of zinc.

One of those waterways was the Caney Fork River, which Gore used as a backdrop in his Oscar-winning documentary on global warming, "An Inconvenient Truth."

The Gores won't speculate on whether they will refuse to renew their lease if the new owners don't follow their request to work with the environmental group, Kreider said. They do plan, she said, to encourage their neighbors to join their effort

Posted by Robert McArtor, Top Listing Agent for Baltimore and Harford County (RE/MAX Components - Fallston Maryland) over 12 years ago
After reading that article....the regular lightbulb doesn't look so bad.
Posted by Robert McArtor, Top Listing Agent for Baltimore and Harford County (RE/MAX Components - Fallston Maryland) over 12 years ago
Ah come on now...you can't believe everything you read...that's what I have been told anyway. I am so glad that our planet is the center of attention; from the loss of the ways of our American Indian love of the land to our dirty rivers to our wacky weather...it is all a great loss. Let's try our best to hang on to all the wonder that is left to us. Please.
Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago
You cant believe everything you read? This is in the major news sources. Al Gore is quoted in the sources. This is public information....... In the wake of his movie winning an Oscar last month, the Tennessee Center for Policy Research reported that Gore's Nashville mansion consumed more than 20 times the electricity than the national average.....Not my opinion
Posted by Robert McArtor, Top Listing Agent for Baltimore and Harford County (RE/MAX Components - Fallston Maryland) over 12 years ago

While Gore relaxes in his posh pool house and heated pool, you should be taking shorter and colder showers, and hanging your laundry outside to dry. As Gore jets around the world in first-class comfort to hob-nob with society's elites about his self-declared "moral imperative", you should travel less and bike to work. You should use less electricity while Al and his wife, Tipper, use 20 times the national average. Now that's a real carbon offset....Have you purchased YOUR "Carbon Offset" today?

"Are you ready to change the way you live?" Gore literally meant you - and only you

Posted by Robert McArtor, Top Listing Agent for Baltimore and Harford County (RE/MAX Components - Fallston Maryland) over 12 years ago

Hi Robert - Great info.  I like when people present the hard cold facts.  You are right on about Mr. Gore.  I too, am tired of his finger wagging.  How dare he lecture us "average folk", while he is living a life filled with consumptuion and waste!

For those who support Mr. Gore, that is fine and they are entitled to their beliefs.  However, I for one, am tired of his hypocritical ways.

As for the environment, I hope we all (including Al Gore) will make every effort to do our part to keep the planet clean.

Posted by Maureen Graziano (Third Eye Home Staging) over 12 years ago

It is a big world to cover but who comes to mind when you think of global warming? Even disliking the man is a good thing.

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago

Hi Sheron - I don't personally dislike Al Gore. (I would have to know him better) (lol).  Seriously, I respect your opinion and I think it is great that you are taking an active stance on environmental issues.  My point is what I dislike is Gore's preachiness.  I dislike his do as I say, not do as I do attitude. 

In order for Mr. Gore to gain credibitlity, he must set the example, and then try to change the rest of us.

(By the way, I am not a right wing conservative or a Rush Limbaugh/Bill O'Reilly follower, I am just an independent thinker who makes opinions based on facts)

Posted by Maureen Graziano (Third Eye Home Staging) over 12 years ago
I just had CNN on and they showed all of the letters and postcards.  It was awesome.  I think Gore's movie did a lot to educate the public.  There really is no dispute among the reputable scientists -- only the politicians -- Even if someone doesn't believe in the concept -- why take a chance?  Why not live in a more eco-friendly world -- We do waste at lot and consume a lot --
Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) over 12 years ago
Joan- I agree, but the "Blame America" for everything is getting old. How about China or India? Soon it will be Americas fault for Mars being too hot!
Posted by Robert McArtor, Top Listing Agent for Baltimore and Harford County (RE/MAX Components - Fallston Maryland) over 12 years ago

Hi again Sheron.  I've been very entertained by some of the comments made here.  It seems those on the political right always have some kind of "facts" to pull out at a moments notice to discredit someone.  Has it ever occured to them that people can and do change?  That possibly the "facts" they have produced to discredit Al Gore may have been true in the past but are no longer?  I do know that his family stopped growing tobacco years ago.  But you know, its all OK because they are the ones that will be surprised when they have to run the A/C in January, whilst those of us who believe will be prepared.  And they will still deny it has anything to do with climate change.  Please, anytime there is an issue that affects us all, post a blog and let us know.

 

Terry Haugen

Posted by Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495 (Stage it Right!) over 12 years ago

Thank you all for participating in this discussion. Communication unlocks closed doors.

It is not new yet very current and on the minds of many. You won't believe the biggest cause of pollution in my neck of the woods...COW GAS. Can you believe it! Now what are we going to do about that? It is the biggest contributor outside of tractor and farm equipment in the San Joaquin Valley. Is what I do going to help that much? I hope so.

Each of us needs to change ourselves, and then throw in a little extra to make up for those who wont...for now. Those that care about our environment, our planet, and our children's children still stick out like a sore thumb but some day soon, those that don't care will stand out and be counted.

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago
Terry...who grew Tobacco? Not is my responses. This is simply "NEWS", not a buried story. Just Google it. My Goodness, it takes up the whole first page. Gore didn't move into an "Eco-Friendly" Mansion. His Electric bill is 20 times higher than the average American... Look at Edwards for a moment....28,000 sq. ft. Home? Hope he is buying those "Carbon Offsets" to cover that guilt of burning coal to keep the electric on in his home! In the news today....The Man that started the whole "Ice Age" myth in the 70's is even backpeddling on Global Warming. This is the Gore Camp, not mine.
Posted by Robert McArtor, Top Listing Agent for Baltimore and Harford County (RE/MAX Components - Fallston Maryland) over 12 years ago

One more thing...I am going to quote someone we all know but will not mention the name...they said and I agree...

"It so easy for people who are afraid of change, and/or not trusting of politicians…to use that kind of baloney as an excuse NOT to act for each other and the Earth…"

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago

Hi Sheron - love this post.  COW GAS, oh my god, I am laughing so hard conjuring up the image!!!!!!!  Anyway, as I stated in my previous posts here, I respect everyones opinion that commented.  Because we are all different, it is fun.  If we all had the same ideas this would be a pretty dull place.

I always love good political debate, and to respond to Terry above, I am not a right wing person, I too, have concerns about the enviornment, etc.  However, I just don't think Al Gore is the one to lecture me.  Also, hmmm, AC in January, personally, that would be great as we are just coming out of a very cold NY winter (lol)

Peace out,

Maureen Graziano

 

Posted by Maureen Graziano (Third Eye Home Staging) over 12 years ago
Robert, my electric bill is 3 times more than anyone I know. So exactly what do you mean? A person who is trying to effect world change should have an electric bill of say $125 a month to mean anything to you? Please explain why you keep using this phrase because it is pretty weak.
Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago
Maureen - yes...COW GAS! It is one of the worlds biggest contributors to the thinning of the ozone layer. They might have to start spraying hay fields with gas-x ;>0
Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago

Here is an article about  the controversy surrounding Al Gore that I think should be read and below is a copy of another important article that addresses these issues.

Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth?

Trust the right-wing nutjobs to rack up an issue where none exists. On the heels of Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth winning couple of Oscars, a clearly dubious policy research organization, Tennessee Center for Policy Research (sorry, no link love) dug up Al Gore’s utility bills [via email from Niket]. In their role as an allegedly ‘independent, nonprofit, and nonpartisan research organization’, they tout exposing Gore’s hypocrisy for consuming “22,619 kWh—guzzling more than twice the electricity in one month than an average American family uses in an entire year.” Of course, a cursory look at their website reminds us of the now infamous Swift Boat for Veterans hit job on John Kerry and TCPR are clearly not independent let alone nonpartisan. In fact, Gore responded to the allegation and suggested that he buys carbon offsets in his attempt to reduce his ecological footprint, which undoubtedly is larger than any of us thanks to his globe-trotting talks on global warming. But is he a hypocrite?

Frankly, he is as much as a hypocrite as Bush is for not sending his currently unemployed daughters to Iraq. The latter implications is absurd and even Bush’s harshest critics will admit it. Not so with the global warming skeptics. Any chink in the armor they find in supporters of global warming, which is basically everyone with a basic understanding of science, they’ll use it to further their cause of denial. As Amanda Marcotte succinctly puts it:

After years of being fed a steady diet of propaganda that says that everything from regulation on polluters to diplomacy is some sort of strike against freedom while also being asked to support a series of pointless laws meant to restrict pot smoking and birth control, wingnuts have grown accustomed to believing that the only legitimate government restraints on liberties are those that strike at behaviors that are suspect only because they bring pleasure to the unwashed masses. As such, they view the necessary restrictions on carbon use as some sort of moral crusade against sins they personally like to indulge and so they grasp at the “hypocrite” slander, as if that meant something.

Exactly! So aren’t the right wingnuts also subject to hypocrisy too? And if this latest charge has political undertones, I fail to see them. Gore isn’t running for office or even openly supporting those who are. This is a classic case of refusal to change old habits or to cling on to obsolete ideas or technologies that have been proven to harm everyone on this planet.

Also looking at the bigger picture, has proving Al Gore’s hypocrisy reduced the threat of global warming? Or even disproved it? I bet not. Al Gore himself admits that mere individual effort is not enough to reverse global warming although collective actions of individuals might make a dent. He largely implores big government, which unfortunately is a reality today, to make policy changes to further the fight against global warming. Such changes does not necessarily mean forcing everyone to buy a Prius but in fact shifting priorities from emphasizing use of fossil fuels to using renewable non-pollution energy. A slight change in percentages in subsidies that the government regularly doles out can have a profound impact.

The entire smear campaign is trying to get rid of the guilt and pass the buck. As Amanda says, “Calling Al Gore a hypocrite and deciding this excuses your SUV-driving doesn’t change the facts; the planet will still fry even as your conscience is clear because you called Gore a hypocrite. Even if Al Gore were the highest carbon emitter on the planet, this would not change the truth about global warming one bit.” Many are also touting Bush’s green Crawford Ranch and claiming that he is more green than Al Gore. Well, in that case, why doesn’t Bush talk his walk? And definitely Bush can be even more ‘greener’ by talking about the green technologies he uses on his ranch. But he chooses not to. Why? Because it would be hypocritical?

Once again, the global warming issue is beyond what Al Gore chooses to do. He is simply a face to the movement that people tend to identify easily with. If the right wingnuts can attack Michael J. Fox for supporting the cause for a Parkinsons disease, then I guess I cannot expect any better from them. I guess, the attempt to find dirt on Obama hasn’t turned up anything so they are choosing to attack individuals who aren’t even running. I feel sorry for them.

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago

Al Gores Electric Bill....Weak Argument?........... The Daily Telegraph

A research group in Tennessee, where the former vice president lives, claims that Mr Gore's 20-room, eight-bathroom home in Nashville consumes more electricity in a month than the average American household uses in a year.

Al Gore has been accused of environmental hypocrisy The Tennessee Centre for Policy Research said that Mr Gore's house in the Belle Meade area of the city last year consumed nearly 221,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity - more than 20 times the national average. The group quoted US department of energy figures that show the average household in America consumes 10,656 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year. "As the spokesman of choice for the global warming movement, Al Gore has to be willing to walk the walk, not just talk the talk, when it comes to home energy use," said Drew Johnson, president of the Tennessee group.

Mr Johnson's group claims that since the release of An Inconvenient Truth, Mr Gore's energy consumption has actually increased by about 14 percent. Quoting figures it says were obtained from the Nashville Electric Service, the group alleged that "last August alone, Gore burned through 22,619 kWh -guzzling more than twice the electricity in one month than an average American family uses in an entire year". It estimates the former vice president paid nearly $30,000 in combined electricity and natural gas bills for his Nashville estate last year. 

Again, not my opinion...just passing on facts.

Posted by Robert McArtor, Top Listing Agent for Baltimore and Harford County (RE/MAX Components - Fallston Maryland) over 12 years ago
I really don't know why you are stuck on this electricity issue...mine was $6,800 and I live in a 1200 square foot house. Prices have gone up 40%. 
Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago

WOW! I am in the same size house here in Maryland, a 1950's Rancher and my monthly bill (after changing all the light bulbs) is between $160 to $230 a month. You should be buying Carbon Offsets.

Posted by Robert McArtor, Top Listing Agent for Baltimore and Harford County (RE/MAX Components - Fallston Maryland) over 12 years ago
I don't have any money left over for a plastic owl to keep the birds out of my patio!!!
Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago
Hi Sheron - Oh, no! no plastic owl. (lol).  How is the bird situation?  I still have to talk to my brother in Irvine and let him know the birds are coming.  Hopefully his electric bill isn't too high so he can get a plastic owl or two!!!! (LMAO).
Posted by Maureen Graziano (Third Eye Home Staging) over 12 years ago
Maureen - a big rain storm blew through here and the paper went flying along with the twigs for the nests. They are having a heck of a time. Moral of the story? Don't build your house on paper. Will keep you posted. The birds don't give up easily. Your brother needs to worry about the swallows mistaking his house for the mission in San Juan Capistrano...
Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago

Sheron - Thanks for making me smile on this gloomy morning here in NY!!!!!

Posted by Maureen Graziano (Third Eye Home Staging) over 12 years ago

Sheron,

Couple of links

www.cei.org

www.clearlight.com/~mhieb/WVFossils/global_warming.html

No one is arguing that the earth is not getting warmer but not all scientists agree with Gore on the causes. 

Have a great weekend,

Kathy 

Posted by Kathy Bernacchio (Stage to Sell) over 12 years ago

Hi Kathy, thanks for the links...plenty of reading to do. The more information the better.

I just want to add that it would be unreasonable to think that changes on our planet and in our climate was ever meant to stay the same, it is the acceleration that is alarming and unnatural. Thanks for tuning in. 

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago

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