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