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Thursday, December 06, 2007

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Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Sign Al Gore's Petition for Treaty on Climate Change

A message from Al Gore:

Dear Friend,

In Bali, Indonesia thousands of delegates from nearly 190 countries have gathered at the UN Conference on Climate Change. In ten days, I will address the conference to urge the adoption of a visionary new treaty to address global warming and I want to bring your voices with me.

Click here to sign my petition today and I will bring your signatures on stage with me as a clear demonstration of our resolve:

Together, we will call on the US government to assume a new leadership role in solving the climate crisis.

World leaders including British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and newly elected Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd have all agreed to aggressively battle the climate crisis - yet our country still lags behind.

Over the next ten days, I would like you to help me get people from across the country to sign our message to the global community. We can demonstrate that the American people understand the immediacy of the climate crisis and want to work with the nations of the world to solve it. Time is short - we need to mobilize everyone to bring this message to Bali:

The American people want a visionary treaty to address climate change and for the US government to play a positive leadership role in its development.

Thank you,

Al Gore

P.S.After signing the petition, please urge your friends and family to sign the petition and join the movement.

Mother Earth Feels our Pain

Mother Earth Abused (c)

If only you could see her and feel her pain
She is totally and unequivocably abused
In intense pain and agony
She is lying on her side in a foetal position
Head resting on a moss-covered rock also slowly disintegrating
Wondering, wondering, wondering…
She used to be fully clothed
She is now half clothed – hardly any covering, hardly any jewelry
Tears flow from her eyes
Before they were tears of joy
Meandering gently around the globe
Now they are tears of woe , agony imbedded in the tears,
Lots of water rushing and flowing, on the one hand
Glaciers melting, floods accumulating, mountains deforested
On the other, not enough to dissipate drought and desertification
Around her is debris and rubble
The foundation on which she lies slowly disintegrating
Disappearing, so disturbing to grasp that
This is the work of Man
This is how Man treats his Mother
Mother Earth

Emgee Poetry, 6 July 2007 (on Gaia)

Kentucky artist Jeff Chapman-Crane has recently completed a new work entitled “The Agony of Gaia”. Originating from the Greek, “Gaia” is the personification of Mother Earth. Unlike most of his work, which is two-dimensional, this piece is a life-sized, figurative sculpture that depicts Mother Earth suffering the abuse of strip-mining. Created in response to the devastation brought about by such mining practices as mountaintop removal and valley fills, the sculpture took over 1500 hours to complete, spanning over 16 years in its creation.
For more information and to see his work
click here

United Nations Conference on Climate Change, Bali

The Conference, hosted by the Government of Indonesia, is taking place at the Bali International Convention Centre and brings together representatives of over 180 countries together with observers from intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations, and the media. The two week period includes the sessions of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, its subsidiary bodies as well as the Meeting of the Parties of the Kyoto Protocol. A ministerial segment in the second week will conclude the Conference.

UN climate change conference opens in Bali with call for breakthrough

Sunday, November 25, 2007

More on global warming in the news and in the blogs

Global warming: Where the Republican candidates stand
San Jose Mercury News - CA, USA

No scientific agreement on global warming. On his web site, takes detailed positions on issues from immigration to federal obscenity laws but does not ...

Global warming: Where the Democratic candidates stand

San Jose Mercury News - CA, USA
By Frank Davies US must take leadership role in solving global warming, says his foreign policy experience will help in international talks and getting ...

Carbon dioxide at record high, stoking warming-WMO

Reuters - USA
3-14 to try to launch two years of negotiations on a new global treaty to succeed the Kyoto Protocol, the main UN plan for fighting global warming.

EDITORIAL: US must lead global warming battle
Anderson Herald Bulletin - Anderson,IN,USA

Some, including our congressman, Mike Pence, even refuted the overwhelming body of global warming evidence. We've always had that disagreeable, ...

Weather Channel founder says global warming is a hoax
Minnesota Public Radio - Saint Paul,MN,USA

The debate has been quite heated recently over global warming - no pun intended. John Coleman, the founder of The Weather Channel, says that climate change ...

Global Warming 'Non-Negotiable' to Youth as Hillary, Edwards ...
American Chronicle - Beverly Hills,CA,USA

While waiting in the circling Disneyland style line to get in, I spoke to UCLA Bruin writer, who said Global Warming is a big issue to young adults, ...

Global Warming Debate Is Not One-Sided on College Campuses
FOX News - USA
An editorial in San Diego state's Daily Aztec is titled, "Death is imminent: Global Warming Kills" — and goes on to mock environmental doom-saying: "Global ...

Long Island filmmaker takes on global warming

Newsday - Long Island,NY,USA

When she and co-director Dan Gold completed "Everything's Cool," their new film - opening today - about people on the ramparts of the global-warming "debate ...

Google Blogs Alert for: global warming

States Say Feds Should Join Global Warming Fight

In efforts to curb global warming, states and even cities have boldly gone where the federal government has merely dabbled -- taking meaningful steps to reduce the production of greenhouse...

About US Government Info -

Why Temperature Lags Behind C02 - another "global warming myth
By Kevin Grandia

One of the more popular excuses right now among those who still seem to think global warming is a "myth" made up by left-wing scientists and an underground network of communist politicians, is the fact that in the earth's long history ...

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR... -

Dr. Fred Singer Answers Your Questions

In part two of Katie Fehlinger's interview series, noted global warming skeptic Dr. Fred Singer responds to some of your questions. Feel free to comment on both Dr. Singer's and Dr. Keller's responses, we would love to hear your opinion ...

Global Warming -

Chester's Cycling Bobbies Return to Global Warming Devices
By Robert Farago

Thanks to its penchant for regulating (and taxing) every human activity save respiration, the UK is often called "The Nanny State." While The Daily Mail is the newspaper of record when it comes to overly invasive ...

The Truth About Cars -

Stop Global Warming: Get Sterilized and Ride a Horse
By Noel Sheppard

Just how much are you willing to sacrifice to stop global warming, assuming of course that you're drinking Al Gore's Kool-Aid? Well, in England, a woman has actually sterilized herself. And, in France, they're talking about replacing ... - Exposing Liberal... -

Official Google Blog: Update: Global Warming Speakout

Official Google Blog: Update: Global Warming Speakout

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Alerts on global warming from around the world

China uses high tech to prepare for global warming
China is working on crops that will resist some of the more likely effects of global warming. No, not plants that produce their own water. ...
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Emirates exec takes on Gore's global warming stance - Hamilton,Ontario,Canada
"Don't talk to me about global warming," Mr. Flanagan was quoted saying. "I just do not buy it whatsoever." Mr. Gore was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for ...
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Gillette coal plant challenged over global warming
KULR-TV - Billings,MT,USA
By AP BILLINGS - Environmental groups citing the dangers of global warming want a state panel to revoke the permit for a 385-megawatt coal plant near ...
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Nobel Prize-Winning Scientist Takes Shot at Global Warming Alarmists
FOX News - USA
By Brit Hume A member of the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says he and many other scientists do not see global warming as a ...
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Global warming 'causing more floods'
Jakarta Post - Jakarta,Indonesia
Global warming is altering ocean tides, meaning more homes will be inundated with floodwater in the years to come, an official from the City Environmental ...
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Gore tells mayors it's time for a new global-warming treaty
Seattle Times - United States
Gore told the conference of mayors that the threat of global warming is too big, and too urgent, to wait until the existing international Kyoto treaty ...
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Global Warming Committee Examines Forest Fires
Town Hall - Washington,DC,USA
newly created global warming committee tried to prove Reid's contention true. In an October 24 news conference Reid told reporters, "One reason that we have ...
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Global Warming Bill Advances in Senate
The Associated Press -
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers took the first step Thursday on a bipartisan global warming bill that would impose mandatory cuts in greenhouse gases from power ...
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Hearing on Global Warming and Wildfire: Statement of Sierra Club ...
YubaNet - Nevada City,CA,USA
Today, the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, chaired by Representative Edward Markey (D-Mass.), will hold a hearing examining the ...
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