March 31, 2008

[Good News?] Al Gore trying hard again...

Well, at least this isn't BAD news...
Some good news for once: Al Gore's Climate Change organization, The Alliance for Climate Protection, is initiating a $300 Million propaganda campaign in the United States, to help convince the American people that a radically new vision for curbing emissions is needed. It will be spent mostly on TV ads and the internet... and hopefully it will get through to the worst culprits of the carbon guzzlers. Good work Al!

One more thing: If you read the CBC article about this, you'll see this quote that Gore offered to the Washington Post: "The simple algorithm is this: It's important to change the light bulbs, but it's much more important to change the laws." YEAH, NO KIDDING! This is what I've been saying since the beginning of this whole frickin carbon conundrum came on the radar: Individualist solutions to global warming are all fine and dandy (and even necessary), but we won't see any SIGNIFICANT decline in the amount of carbon emissions until we make major changes to our political and economic STRUCTURE... and that means LEGISLATION. See my previous article on the Political Economy of Global Warming.

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