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Sunday, September 14th, 2008
4:50 pm
[emsana]
Haste makes waste
This is fantastic. It's quite long but it's really worth it, and you can watch it in parts.

The Story of Stuff
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008
10:25 pm
[emsana]
Every day is Earth Day
Happy Earth Day Everyone!

Something of noteCollapse )
Thursday, January 24th, 2008
6:04 pm
[emsana]
Rain Power
Unfortunately you can only read the whole article if you log in but it's worth a look anyway:

New Scientist: Rain Power
6:03 pm
[emsana]
4:53 pm
[emsana]
What are they waiting for?
From Stop Global Warming.com. Something pro-active we can do!

Stop Global Warming Virtual March
01/24/08

WHAT ARE THEY WAITING FOR?
The climate crisis will be the biggest challenge facing the next president. But the hosts of the top Sunday news programs don't seem to think so. Hosts like Tim Russert, George Stephanopoulos and Wolf Blitzer have completely ignored this urgent issue but have spent time asking questions to Presidential candidates about UFOs, baseball and even jewelry (diamonds or pearls?)!

Here is the breakdown on the numbers since January 2007 for the five top political reporters:

Number of interviews and debates: 170

Number of questions: 2,938

Questions that mention global warming: 4

Result = Disaster for our future!

The head of the UN Panel on Climate Change recently stated, "What we do in the next two or three years will determine our future." The decisions made by our next president will make all the difference. So what are these reporters waiting for?

Please sign the petition (sponsored by the League of Conservation Voters) and tell the reporters to focus on the human race, not the horse race. These petitions will be delivered to the candidates next week - so be a part of this important effort today! Global warming needs to be a priority issue in the election.

Act today. And tell your friends!

whataretheywaitingfor.com

Thursday, November 8th, 2007
5:30 pm
[emsana]
Stop Global Warming Virtual March
I just got this through my email and I thought someone might be interested!

Stop Global Warming Virtual March

Sunday, October 14th, 2007
11:28 am
[luai_lashire]
I just read this article in The Nation and thought it might be good to share: http://www.thenation.com/doc/20071022/hertsgaard

Here's the website of 1 Sky, the main organization mentioned in the article: http://www.1skycampaign.org/

Current Mood: hopeful
Friday, July 6th, 2007
2:08 pm
[ebennetgirl]
A Summer Message
Dear all,

Happy LiveEarth weekend! I'm so excited to watch the concert, even though I'm too far away to be there :( Did you know that more than a quarter of the world's population is participating in the concert in some way? Now is one moment when it's good to follow the crowd! Even if there's no LiveEarth concert nearby, you can still sign the LiveEarth pledge at http://liveearthpledge.org/algore.php! If this is totally confusing and you have no idea what LiveEarth is, visit http://www.liveearth.org/event.php for information on this fantastic concert!

This will probably be my last post for a while. A Climate For Change is going to go under construction; another blog, and possibly a site, is underway, with new projects, opportunities, and generally cool stuff for the world's climate-conscious teens. Stay tuned for info on these changes!
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007
5:40 pm
[luai_lashire]
Greenpeace
Hey everyone,
I don't participate much in this community because, to be honest I a) don't know as much about global warming as I do about other environmental issues and b) I don't have nearly enough time to do everything I want to!
Anyway, I'm dropping by now to mention the organization Greenpeace (www.greenpeace.org). You've probably heard of them. They deal with a huge variety of environmental issues, one of which is- of course- global warming. I haven't actually checked out any of their global warming actions yet, but they have a lot of quick & easy activism, online activism, and other kinds of activism projects on their site. You can also become a member and gain access to the forums (though I'm having some diffculty with them right now).

Cheers!
/|\
Tuesday, April 10th, 2007
1:49 pm
[ebennetgirl]
http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa003&articleID=D8CBF798-E7F2-99DF-31662C07F7D8F070&ref=rdf

An article from the Scientific American called "Changing Climes: Global Warming Impacts Appearing Around the Globe: The second report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reveals that global warming impacts are already advancing, and will get worse"

Thanks for the link, I found it on the community "Soldiers For Earth: Banding Together To Save Forever" (http://community.livejournal.com/environment).
Sunday, April 8th, 2007
9:41 am
[ebennetgirl]
Huh. Somewhere I read that earth day was early this year, but I obviously didn't do my research right. It's still April 22, so now you've got some time to get your neighborhood, school, or any community you belong to do something for this important day. Some ideas:

-The classic, walk to school/work
-Run a drive and donate some money to an environmental charity
-Have a community-wide Light Bulb Changing Fest (either a contest to see who can change more light bulbs to energy saving fluorescents etc., or just have everyone change one)
-Have a community Shorter Shower Day

Anyone got some good ideas?
12:14 am
[ebennetgirl]
Another Al Gore movie
Also very touching... oddly enough he sounds like my science teacher which is a little scary.

http://blog.algore.com/2007/03/todays_highlights.html

Also, he spoke in San Francisco on Tuesday. I couldn't go, my mom made me go to a SECOND seder, not even a first. But my friends told me the next day that he had mentioned a significant number of young teenagers in San Francisco who were signing petitions etc.- I was so proud to know that I was one of those teens, and that I helped just by signing it and sending it to a couple friends. Now I sound quite feel-goody, but it made me feel that if someone with as much to do as Al Gore notices when a bunch of kids in San Francisco sign petitions, maybe we aren't as useless, maybe it isn't as impossible for us to change things, as I sometimes believe.
Saturday, April 7th, 2007
11:31 am
[ex_ollivande895]
MSN takes a stand against Global Warming (in partnership with stopglobalwarming.org)

Very cool website, & almost 700,000 people have signed their petition.
Wednesday, March 21st, 2007
4:59 pm
[ex_ollivande895]
Monday, March 19th, 2007
9:14 pm
[ebennetgirl]
If you haven't already, please sign Al Gore's petition at http://algore.com/cards.html. A few days ago, he was trying to get to 350,000 letters, and asked everyone who signed to get 10 friends to sign as well. Now, we passed 350,000 and are going for 50,000 by Wednesday! Here's the letter that explains just what he's trying to do:


Dear Hannah,

We are now within striking distance of collecting over 500,000 messages to deliver to Congress and have less than 48 hours to get it done in time for the hearings.

Ask any friend who wants to end the climate crisis to sign our message to Congress now by visiting:

http://algore.com/cards.html
When I emailed you last Friday, 294,374 people had signed our message to Congress demanding immediate action to solve the climate crisis. In that email, I asked you to help meet the goal of delivering 350,000 messages when I testify at Congressional hearings on Wednesday.

Your response was amazing. By Saturday morning - because of you - we exceeded our goal! In fact, as I write this email, our total has risen to 405,758. Thank you!

What that means is that we are now within striking distance of collecting over 500,000 messages - and have less than 48 hours to get it done in time for the Congressional hearings.

Now is the time to reach out to as many people as possible. Ask any friend who wants to end the climate crisis to sign our message to Congress now by visiting:

http://www.algore.com/cards.html

By the way, maybe this goes without saying, but please reach out to Republican and Independent, as well as Democratic friends. One of our goals must be to make this issue one that transcends partisanship. While many of the solutions to the climate crisis will be found within the political system, there should be bipartisan and transpartisan agreement on the basic nature of the crisis and the sense of urgency that is appropriate for us to solve it.

That point was brought home to me again last week when I visited London and met with the leaders of the Labour Party and the Conservative Party. In the UK, both major political parties are completely committed to taking real action to solve the climate crisis. They openly acknowledge this is an unprecedented moral issue and are competing vigorously to see who can propose the most creative and effective solutions to solve this crisis.

Here at home, our objective must be to create a similar sense of urgency in both political parties. That is why your activism leading up to these hearings is so important. We are so close to our new goal of 500,000 messages to Congress. You can help put us over the top.

So please reach out to everyone you know and ask them to sign our message to Congress today - or at least within the next 48 hours by visiting:

http://www.algore.com/cards.html

Thank you,


Al Gore

P.S. On Wednesday both the House and Senate will webcast the hearings live.

My testimony in the House of Representatives begins at 9:30 AM and you can watch the webcast by visiting:

http://www.house.gov/science

My testimony in the Senate begins at 2:30 PM and you can watch the webcast by visiting:

http://epw.senate.gov
Tuesday, March 6th, 2007
5:27 pm
[ebennetgirl]
Get Ready!
A big holiday is coming up! Well, yes, Easter, but I meant... oh yes, Passover as well, but I mean...

EARTHDAY!!! Tuesday, March 20th, 2007 is National Earth Day (http://www.earthsite.org/)!

So let's get something together! It's a little late for big things, but call your neighbors and organize a walk-to-school! Bribe them with donuts...
Friday, March 2nd, 2007
10:55 am
[intageous]
In the early 80's I watched a movie about a nuclear strike over Lawrence, Kansas. A year or so later I saw a very intense English movie about a nuclear scenario over Sheffield. I was a child and held a fascination and a subtle fear with the world being able to be knocked down in a series of moments. As the Berlin wall came down, the threat of nuclear war faded. The mad, fanatic supports of nuclear disarmament had no where to go. (the threat of nukes are still present, but for them to be against them today, they would have to support the war in Iraq and then their heads would explode) The world was a great big group hug. The kind that makes your stomach turn. Not because of a desire to exercise the better angels of our nature, but in knowing that it was an empty vessel. The wall coming down, which in theory would should have brought a wind of freedom and change, ushered in the 90's, a period where we would target and destroy the boundaries and absolute morality. The wall came down. As in Berlin, we tore down the wall. I remember feeling very sobered in the news footage. There were signs for peace and love, people sang, embraced and cried and yet I couldn't see past the veneer. Like the moral decay of the 90's, the boundaries of innocence torn asunder, the fall of the Berlin wall reminded me that some walls are in place for a reason. Some walls are meant to keep things in.

When man doesn't believe in God, he will believe in anything.

When I was in high school, it was the first time I had been introduced to the idea that man was bad for the planet. (Kind of ironic) Over the next few years I started seeing people drunk in the notion that man was killing the environment and "Global Warming" would destroy the earth. It hit me then that these were the anti-nuclear war people. It was the same message, same agenda, and different vehicle from which to procreate from. (Stupid four cylinders)

Now we are being oppressed by the Global Warmists who have created a religion, the religion of Global Warming. Why is it a religion? Well, it has it's Genesis, it has its apocalypse. It has it's Satan, and it has it's Christ. Global warming also has it's own dispensation. Need forgiveness for your sins? Buy some Terra Credits. But most importantly, and do to the lack of solid science to back up this religion's claims, it has what every religion has to have to survive...Faith.

If it's fact you can prove it a thousand times over. If you believe it to be true, it's called faith. (I will be happy to provide anyone with an email showing one thousand times that 1+1 always = 2. Not an answer that I have put up for a vote and have got in return a consensus that 3 is the answer.)

With any believe system, examples over history are many, where there isn't truth to convince others, where there is lack of evidence to compel, the faithful will take strong measures to spread their gospel. Where we may not feel the hangman's noose around our necks, as in the past, we will feel the strangulation of legislation mandating our lifestyles. We will see the educated who question the tenants of the Global Warmists faith discredited and shamed. They dared to bring reason and evidence to the table. Like any other religion, the religion of Global Warming must rid itself of it's greatest enemy...other faiths. One Faith will be the primary target. No measure will be too strong. Hysteria and madness will not share company with wisdom and reason.

It's the same secular humanism. It changes clothes about every ten to fifteen years, but it's the same. It scares children to hiding under their school desk in the 50's, in the 70's it told us the ice age was coming. In the 80's it scared everyone with the global destruction of the human race via nuclear war. In the 90's it taught us that only big government can take care of us. Today...I guess we will see.

Think of my words what you will. I couldn't convince you of anything so I wont try. I will challenge you though. If you believe global warming is fact and not faith, please show me the evidence that proves itself over and over again. Facts consistant with other science and not subjective in nature. The kind that can't be disputed.

Good luck!
Wednesday, February 28th, 2007
7:10 pm
[ebennetgirl]
A New Report From The UN
It looks really important, my mom went to see a lecture I couldn't attend :( and he recommended that anyone interested read this. I'm about to, tell me what you think!

http://www.unfoundation.org/SEG/
6:20 pm
[ebennetgirl]
Hey!
Now that enough people have joined to make me feel like I'm talking to a community, albeit a small one, I can welcome everyone properly. So, welcome *waves* I'm Hannah, your guide to being a psyschotic-san-franciscan-environmentalist-teenager-and-sort-of-poet. Run away fast. I'm a little crazy when it comes to global warming. My mother has been driven nearly to nervous break downs because, little gremlin that I am, I unplug every light and appliance I can like a pre-schooler grabbing all the markers people "aren't using." I dream about floods. When I can, I spend Friday nights going to see slightly geeky science guys talk about global warming. If you're still here, I'm assuming your about as freaked out about what's happening to our world as I am. So welcome to the fold. We'll be the ones who go down in history for saving the world :)

Ah, even as I write this a friend has sent me a new lovely petition to sign, curtesy of Al Gore. http://www.algore.com/cards.html

On the oscars: I wonder what the reaction was to so many mentions of global warming at an event watched by people nation wide. I have the feeling a few people turned off their tvs in disgust when Inconvenient Truth won for best documentary! Bravo academy! Good choice!

Here are the lyrics to I Need To Wake Up for your shower singing pleasure...

Have I been sleeping?
I’ve been so still
Afraid of crumbling
Have I been careless?
Dismissing all the distant rumblings
Take me where I am supposed to be
To comprehend the things that I can’t see

Cause I need to move
I need to wake up
I need to change
I need to shake up
I need to speak out
Something’s got to break up
I’ve been asleep
And I need to wake up
Now

And as a child
I danced like it was 1999
My dreams were wild
The promise of this new world
Would be mine
Now I am throwing off the carelessness of youth
To listen to an inconvenient truth

That I need to move
I need to wake up
I need to change
[ Lyrics found on http://www.metrolyrics.com ]

I need to shake up
I need to speak out
Something’s got to break up
I’ve been asleep
And I need to wake up
Now

I am not an island
I am not alone
I am my intentions
Trapped here in this flesh and bone

And I need to move
I need to wake up
I need to change
I need to shake up
I need to speak out
Something’s got to break up
I’ve been asleep
And I need to wake up
Now

I want to change
I need to shake up
I need to speak out
Oh, Something’s got to break up
I’ve been asleep
And I need to wake up
Now
Saturday, February 10th, 2007
9:53 am
[ebennetgirl]
Ack! I want desperately to read the new big important report, but I have no time! Grrr! Has anyone read it yet? I know that it includes the word "unequivocal;" I'm so excited, even though it's a little toned down compared to some of the doom's day style lectures I've been to.

Also: here's a site, http://www.gonextgeneration.org, that a friend of my mom's who's really interested in global warming. They just sponsored an enormous high school rally against g.w., and I'm thinking of calling and seeing if they could help me get some of my ideas on building awareness among teens rolling. Whadya think?
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