Gore to testify to congress about the urgency of global warming

#1
:houra
America's choice for president in 2000 goes to washington Wed. to address congress on Global warming keep fightin for our future generations AL..

That chair in the oval office is all yours all you need to do is run..


March 16, 2007, 5:57PM
Gore to testify to congress, gets signatures for climate change



By ERIK SCHELZIG Associated Press Writer
? 2007 The Associated Press


NASHVILLE, Tenn. ? Former Vice President Al Gore has collected nearly 300,000 electronic signatures asking Congress to take action on global warming, Gore said in an entry on his Web site Friday. Gore said the signatures demonstrate "that hundreds of thousands of people share my sense of urgency" on climate change. Gore is scheduled to testify before Congress about the issue Wednesday.

"Political will is a renewable resource, and enough already exists to start solving this crisis," Gore said. "We just have to communicate that forcefully to the political leaders of our country."

As of Friday morning, Gore's Web site had received 294,374 signatures. Gore called on supporters to urge friends and family to come up with enough new signatures for him to collect 350,000 by Wednesday.

Gore said members of Congress have "failed to act, because they have not yet faced a sufficient expression of political will on the part of the American people demanding they confront our climate crisis head on."

Gore, who starred in the documentary film "An Inconvenient Truth" about global warming, has said repeatedly he has no plans to join the field of 2008 Democratic presidential aspirants.:(

But Gore's unwillingness to rule out a run completely has given some activists hope that he might change his mind. :p

Gore said there is a consensus on global warming among scientists.

"The debate on the science has long been over ? except for a diminishing number of skeptics and deniers," he said.

Gore cited findings reported last month by the Intergovernmental Panel in Climate Change reported that global warming is so severe that it will "continue for centuries," leading to a far different planet in 100 years.

The panel, established by the United Nations, concluded that global warming is "very likely" caused by man, meaning more than 90 percent certain.

If nothing is done to change current emissions patterns of greenhouse gases, global temperature could increase as much as 11 degrees Fahrenheit by 2100, the report said.

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On the Net:

Gore's Web site: http://www.algore.com


 
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I think Dirty will sign the petition Doc , he won't admit it but I think he cares about his childrens future but has to defend his right wing agenda on this forum.

Get her done Dirty
Gore's Web site: http://www.algore.com
 
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Game set and match

"The debate on the science has long been over ? except for a diminishing number of skeptics and deniers,"


The panel, established by the United Nations, concluded that global warming is "very likely" caused by man, meaning more than 90 percent certain.

 
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I am at a lost for words really ....

A lot of folks with kids that just are going ape over this issue .... My God, they should be thankful folks like Gore are dedicating themselves to this
critical issue

Its only gonna get worse and those in denial are those I feel bad for as
most of em have kids
 
#6
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Mr Gore called to testify on global warmning?

Mr Gore is really leading the fight against global warming. ROFLMFAO

Armed with Gore's utility bills for the last two years, the Tennessee Center for Policy Research charged Monday that the gas and electric bills for the former vice president's 20-room home and pool house devoured nearly 221,000 kilowatt-hours in 2006, more than 20 times the national average of 10,656 kilowatt-hours.

"If this were any other person with $30,000-a-year in utility bills, I wouldn't care," says the Center's 27-year-old president, Drew Johnson. "But he tells other people how to live and he's not following his own rules."
Scoffed a former Gore adviser in response: "I think what you're seeing here is the last gasp of the global warming skeptics. They've completely lost the debate on the issue so now they're just attacking their most effective opponent."
Kalee Kreider, a spokesperson for the Gores, did not dispute the Center's figures, taken as they were from public records. But she pointed out that both Al and Tipper Gore work out of their home and she argued that "the bottom line is that every family has a different carbon footprint. And what Vice President Gore has asked is for families to calculate that footprint and take steps to reduce and offset it."
A carbon footprint is a calculation of the CO2 fossil fuel emissions each person is responsible for, either directly because of his or her transportation and energy consumption or indirectly because of the manufacture and eventual breakdown of products he or she uses. (You can calculate your own carbon footprint on the website http://www.carbonfootprint.com/)
The vice president has done that, Kreider argues, and the family tries to offset that carbon footprint by purchasing their power through the local Green Power Switch program ? electricity generated through renewable resources such as solar, wind, and methane gas, which create less waste and pollution. "In addition, they are in the midst of installing solar panels on their home, which will enable them to use less power," Kreider added. "They also use compact fluorescent bulbs and other energy efficiency measures and then they purchase offsets for their carbon emissions to bring their carbon footprint down to zero."
These efforts did little to impress Johnson. "I appreciate the solar panels," he said, "but he also has natural gas lanterns in his yard, a heated pool, and an electric gate. While I appreciate that he's switching out some light bulbs, he is not living the lifestyle that he advocates."
The Center claims that Nashville Electric Services records show the Gores in 2006 averaged a monthly electricity bill of $1,359 for using 18,414 kilowatt-hours, and $1,461 per month for using 16,200 kilowatt-hours in 2005. During that time, Nashville Gas Company billed the family an average of $536 a month for the main house and $544 for the pool house in 2006, and $640 for the main house and $525 for the pool house in 2005. That averages out to be $29,268 in gas and electric bills for the Gores in 2006, $31,512 in 2005.
 
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I am at a lost for words really ....

A lot of folks with kids that just are going ape over this issue .... My God, they should be thankful folks like Gore are dedicating themselves to this
critical issue

Its only gonna get worse and those in denial are those I feel bad for as
most of em have kids
Hard to belive that there are folks out their Doc that want to harm their future generations:(
 
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Was it a bad meter reading, Doc? Over a two year period? The Gores should really look at their bills before they pay them if that's the case.
 
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"The power coming into their residence is green, renewable power," ... Gore purchases enough energy from renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and methane gas to balance 100 percent of his electricity costs.

Gore participates in a utility program that sells blocks of "green power" for an extra $4 a month. Gore purchases 108 such blocks every month, covering 16,200 kilowatt-hours and helping subsidize renewable energy sources.
 
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Meanwhile Cheney jets all over the world for "suprise visits" at just the
time Libby is on trial
 
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as usual Bunker does not do his homework
:LMAO :LMAO :LMAO

Another rightie putting foot in mouth
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The Truth about Gore's electricity use
By Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press Writer | February 28, 2007

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --Al Gore, a leading voice against global warming, is being criticized by a conservative group that claims his Nashville mansion uses too much electricity.

A Gore spokeswoman said the former vice president invests in enough renewable energy to make up for the home's power consumption.

On Sunday, Gore's documentary film "An Inconvenient Truth," which chronicled his campaign against global warming, won an Academy Award.

The next day, the Tennessee Center for Policy Research issued a statement saying Gore was not doing enough to reduce his own electricity consumption. The group disputes that global warming is a serious problem.

"We wanted to see if he was living by his own recommendations and walking the walk," said think tank president Drew Johnson.

Utility records show the Gore family paid an average monthly electric bill of about $1,200 last year for its 10,000-square-foot home.

The Gores used about 191,000 kilowatt hours in 2006, according to bills reviewed by The Associated Press. The typical Nashville household uses about 15,600 kilowatt-hours per year.

The group said that Gore used nearly 221,000 kilowatt hours last year and that his average monthly electric bill was $1,359. Johnson said his group got its figures from Nashville Electric Service.

But company spokeswoman Laurie Parker said the utility never got a request from the policy center and never gave it any information.

Gore spokeswoman Kalee Kreider said: "Sometimes when people don't like the message, in this case that global warming is real, it's convenient to attack the messenger."

Kreider said Gore purchases enough energy from renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and methane gas to balance 100 percent of his electricity costs.

Gore, who owns homes in Carthage, Tenn., and in the Washington area, has said he leads a "carbon-neutral lifestyle." To balance out other carbon emissions, the Gores invest money in projects to reduce energy consumption, Kreider said.
 
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Wrigley: I've always said this

the Right never does their homework and constantly use the "talking pts" over and over and over

Hell, Bush could not debate Kerry unless he was wired to be told what to say
 
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That's the great thing about the internet. You can always find articles to support each side of a view. You know that, don't you Doc?
 

dirty

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Lets Look at Americas So called Choice...

How in the hell they say He is America's Choice for president I will never know....Stupidity is amazing....

#1 he didnt win our election Process with the Electoral College...

#2 He didn't get 50% of the Vote so we would have had a runoff with Him and Bush... and Saying he would have gotten over 50% in a would have happened as a stretch, because Most of the INdependant or Libertarian Vote would have went to the Republicans as it usually does in these things...



Just more Bullshit lies from the left...


If you Look at this Chart and can Honestly say Most of those other party Votes would go Democrat in a Runoff you are insane

<table class="wikitable"><tbody><tr><th rowspan="2">Presidential Candidate</th> <th rowspan="2">Party</th> <th rowspan="2">Home State</th> <th colspan="2">Popular Vote</th> <th rowspan="2">Electoral Vote</th> <th rowspan="2">Running Mate</th> <th rowspan="2">Running Mate's
Home State</th> <th rowspan="2">Running Mate's
Electoral Vote</th> </tr> <tr> <th>Count</th> <th>Percentage</th> </tr> <tr> <td>George W. Bush</td> <td>Republican</td> <td>Texas</td> <td style="text-align: right;">50,460,110</td> <td style="text-align: right;">47.9%</td> <td style="text-align: right;">271</td> <td>Dick Cheney</td> <td>Wyoming</td> <td style="text-align: right;">271</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Al Gore</td> <td>Democratic</td> <td>Tennessee</td> <td style="text-align: right;">51,003,926</td> <td style="text-align: right;">48.4%</td> <td style="text-align: right;">266</td> <td>Joe Lieberman</td> <td>Connecticut</td> <td style="text-align: right;">266</td> </tr> <tr> <td>(abstention) <sup>(a)</sup></td> <td>—</td> <td>—</td> <td style="text-align: right;">—</td> <td style="text-align: right;">—</td> <td style="text-align: right;">1</td> <td>(abstention) <sup>(a)</sup></td> <td>—</td> <td style="text-align: right;">1</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Ralph Nader</td> <td>Green</td> <td>Connecticut</td> <td style="text-align: right;">2,883,105</td> <td style="text-align: right;">2.7%</td> <td style="text-align: right;">0</td> <td>Winona LaDuke</td> <td>Minnesota</td> <td style="text-align: right;">0</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Pat Buchanan</td> <td>Reform</td> <td>Virginia</td> <td style="text-align: right;">449,225</td> <td style="text-align: right;">0.4%</td> <td style="text-align: right;">0</td> <td>Ezola B. Foster</td> <td>California</td> <td style="text-align: right;">0</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Harry Browne</td> <td>Libertarian</td> <td>Tennessee</td> <td style="text-align: right;">384,516</td> <td style="text-align: right;">0.4%</td> <td style="text-align: right;">0</td> <td>Art Olivier</td> <td>California</td> <td style="text-align: right;">0</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Howard Phillips</td> <td>Constitution</td> <td>Virginia</td> <td style="text-align: right;">98,022</td> <td style="text-align: right;">0.1%</td> <td style="text-align: right;">0</td> <td>Curtis Frazier</td> <td>Missouri</td> <td style="text-align: right;">0</td> </tr> <tr> <td>John Hagelin</td> <td>Natural Law/Reform</td> <td>Iowa</td> <td style="text-align: right;">83,702</td> <td style="text-align: right;">0.1%</td> <td style="text-align: right;">0</td> <td>Nat Goldhaber</td> <td>California</td> <td style="text-align: right;">0</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" style="text-align: right;">Other<sup>(b)</sup></td> <td style="text-align: right;">54,652</td> <td style="text-align: right;">0.1%</td> <td style="text-align: right;">0</td> <td colspan="2" style="text-align: right;">Other<sup>(b)</sup></td> <td style="text-align: right;">0</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" style="font-weight: bold; text-align: right;">Total</td> <td style="text-align: right;">105,417,258</td> <td style="text-align: right;">100.0%</td> <td style="text-align: right;">538</td> <td colspan="2" style="font-weight: bold; text-align: right;">Total</td> <td style="text-align: right;">538</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="5" style="font-weight: bold; text-align: right;">Needed to win</td> <td style="text-align: right;">270</td> <td colspan="2" style="font-weight: bold; text-align: right;">Needed to win</td> <td style="text-align: right;">270</td></tr></tbody></table>
 
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Dirty still in denial about what went down in Florida with Jeb and his girlfriend
Katherine Harris

We all know one thing:

Bush cant spell the word PRESIDENTIAL and will only win an Oscar if he has the lead role in the next DUMB & DUMBER movie!!
 

dirty

EOG Master
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Doc what does that have to do with Al Gore not getting 50% of the Vote which would be required to win any Democratic election....Again quit changing the Subject


BTW we are not a Democratic Country in case you didn't know...
 
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Dirty your so jealous of Gore it amazes me, If there would have been a runoff those 2 million plus Nader votes would have went to Gore...

If you remember back to 2000 it was said many times Nader took votes from Gore not Bush can you honestly say Nader voters would have choose Bush:LMAO
So America would have validated its choice of Gore in a runoff...
 
#19
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Go look at the bullshit in Florida

Please we know you are intelligent as the General does not hire anyone with less than a 2.2 GPA
 
#20
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Nothing worse than SORE / LOSERMEN


7 years now and you are still going on about it. Seek help from your nearest shrink.
 
#23
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Its been the finest 7 yrs in the history of this country ~!!
Sad thing is Doc what this lame Duck war monger could do to even harm america more then what he has done the first 6 years and 2 months.

How many more:+signs15- does he yet have to tell
 
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