Monday, December 10, 2007

Al Gets His Nobel

Al Gore is unbelievably good at the Nobel ceremony.

What a speech. Pay attention, people.

What a bunch of jerks on CNN, which couldn't wait to mention his large house in Tennessee. Of course, the CNN fools miss the fact that he runs that the "large house" also functions as offices and that the Gores pay a premium to buy "green" sources of fuel. I've always wondered how people know how much power the Gores use, if this were just a private home? Obviously it's not. And how does the usage compare to buildings in terms of age and size? Will anyone ask a sensible question?

Here's some related information:

Ten Things to do
Want to do something to help stop global warming?
Here are 10 simple things you can do and how much carbon dioxide you’ll save doing them.

Change a light
Replacing one regular light bulb with a compact fluorescent light bulb will save 150 pounds of carbon dioxide a year.

Drive less
Walk, bike, carpool or take mass transit more often. You’ll save one pound of carbon dioxide for every mile you don’t drive!

Recycle more
You can save 2.400 pounds of carbon dioxide per year by recycling just half of your household waste.

Check your tires
Keeping your tires inflated properly can improve gas mileage by more than 3%.
Every gallon of gasoline saved keeps 20 pounds of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere!

Use less hot water
It takes a lot of energy to heat water. Use less hot water by installing a low flow showerhead (350 pounds of CO2 saved per year) and washing your clothes in cold or warm water (500 pounds saved per year).

Avoid products with a lot of packaging
You can save 1,200 pounds of carbon dioxide if you cut down your garbage by 10%.

Adjust your thermostat
Moving your thermostat just 2 degrees in winter and up 2 degrees in summer you could save about 2,000 pounds of carbon dioxide a year with this simple adjustment.

Plant a tree
A single tree will absorb one ton of carbon dioxide over its lifetime.

Turn off electronic devices
Simply turning off your television, DVD player, stereo, and computer when you’re not using them will save you thousands of pounds of carbon dioxide a year.

NY presentations on climate issues.

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12/13/07 New York, New York
12/18/07 Syracuse, New York
12/31/07 Jamaica, New York

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