September 3, 2009

An Inconvenient Truth



Earth nears warmest in million years…This means El Nino may become more violent, scientists write in a paper…headline for a Reuters news service article Sept. 26, 2006

United Nations climate talks involving 189 nations start this week in the Kenyan capital Nairobi to negotiate a successor to the U. N.’s Protocal beyond 2012…”a British government-backed report published Monday (10-30) painted an apocalyptic picture about failure to act on global warming…”said Ashok Sinha (director of Stop Climate Chaos) “We are getting people to look at the total carbon emission of their lives and to start making adjustments, because every single bit helps. We are talking about personal actions but it is also building up pressure on governments to take action to stop the destruction of the planet.”…Reuters news service article

From a State University of New York at Buffalo newsletter: Gore’s environmental record is unparalleled. His pioneering efforts to protect the earth’s ozone layer and to clean up toxic-waste dumps were outlined in his best-selling book “Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit,” which, recently made into a motion picture entitled “An Inconvenient Truth,” has received rave reviews.

     We may have been in Maine but the issue confronting us wasn’t just local or even statewide. The issue involves all New England, the nation and the continent. It is a (more…)

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