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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Climate Change

After lunch today I logged onto the web site set up to promote and explain the film called, "AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH" in which Al Gore the US politician explains his campaign to wake the world to the consequences of global warming.
Its worth looking at for no other reason than that Al Gore is a major US politician and the US is a major player in global warming. It is useful background to our next public meeting in September.
From the web site you can see a 47 minute interview with Al Gore about his views on the subject and you can also see a trailer for the film itself which is being seen in cinemas across the US. Both are good at getting the message clear.

Here are a few quotes from the web site:


"Humanity is sitting on a ticking time bomb. If the vast majority of the world's scientists are right, we have just ten years to avert a major catastrophe that could send our entire planet into a tail-spin of epic destruction involving extreme weather, floods, droughts, epidemics and killer heat waves beyond anything we have ever experienced. "

"The vast majority of scientists agree that global warming is real, it is already happening and that it is the result of our activities and not a natural occurrence. The evidence is overwhelming and undeniable."

"There is no doubt we can solve this problem. In fact, we have a moral obligation to do so. Small changes to your daily routine can add up to big differences in helping to stop global warming. The time to come together to solve this problem is now. "
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