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Answer the Call..Live Earth 7 Point Pledge

Answer the Call..Live Earth 7 Point Pledge

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As the Live Earth concerts have been going on Al Gore has announced the 7 Point Pledge.  It is:

  1. Demand that my country join an international treaty within the next two years that cuts global warming pollution by 90 percent in developed countries and by more than half worldwide in time for the next generation to inherit a healthy earth.
  2. Take personal action to help solve the climate crises by reducing my own C02 pollution as much as I can and offsetting the rest to become “carbon neutral”.
  3. Fight for a moratorium on the construction of any new generating facility that burns coal without the capacity to safely trap and store the C02.
  4. Work for a dramatic increase in the energy efficiency of my home, workplace, school, place of worship, and means of transportation.
  5. Fight for laws and policies that expand the use of renewable energy sources and reduce dependence on oil and coal.
  6. Plant new trees and to join with others in preserving and protecting forests.
  7. Buy from businesses and support leaders who share my commitment to solving the climate crises and building a sustainable, just and prosperous world for the 21st century.

You can sign up here and take the pledge.  The key for all of us is to do something that is doable for you as a person.  So pick a pledge and stick to it.  I signed up for this and this is my pledge.

Work for a dramatic increase in the energy efficiency of my home, workplace, school, place of worship, and means of transportation.

 

And here is a video from Al Gore with a message about what Live Earth is about..

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Cheers, Jeffa

Comments
  • I commented on the Live Earth Pledge on my site that covers global warming, Is It Getting Warmer? <a href="http://www.globalwarming-factorfiction.com">(www.globalwarming-factorfiction.com</a>).&nbsp; You can read my full comments <a href="http://globalwarming-factorfiction.com/2007/07/03/live-earth-pledge/">there</a> but, in short, I think it is slightly foolish to make a pledge that is nearly impossible to carry out. 90% reduction of carbon footprint on a national scale is almost ludicrous and would cause extreme hardship on any nation, probably causing millions of lives globally.

  • I take your point that some of the big things are going to be hard but really I don't think we should say impoissible; because if we do then we won't change.  It's going to take all of us making small changes to make the biggest of differences.  Show me what you are baseing your claim that we can't reduce our carbon footprint by 90%.

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