Monday, October 15, 2007

Congrats Alcalde Gore

I have fallen into a dimensional wormhole or something, because the things happening in the United States make less and less sense all the time.

Alcalde Gore winning the noble peace prize (you’ll notice I didn’t capitalize it, it's a joke and has been for a long time.) for trying to scare us all with .7 degree change in temperature that has been happening since the world began, for example.

(http://wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=58146)

It wouldn’t be quite so bad if the man really gave a crap about it enough to do something besides buying “carbon offsets.” I mean honestly, how stupid does he think we are?!?!? (Actually, in this strange dimension, we seem to be pretty stupid indeed.)

Well, at least he is going to donate his portion of the 1.3 Million dollars to charity, so that is good. The Alliance for Climate Protection is his charity of choice. Don’t let the fact that the Alcalde is the Chairman of the Board of that great non-profit organization bother you. It’s noble purpose is to tell the world about global warming, get them to believe in something, join their cause and spread the word. Missionary work, in other words.

This is a great new religion mainly because it only has 7 commandments and nothing about all that stupid “god stuff” and being “moral.”

1 To demand that my country join an
international treaty within the next 2 years that cuts global warming pollution
by 90% in developed countries and by more than half worldwide in time for the
next generation to inherit a healthy earth.

2 To take personal action to help solve
the climate crisis by reducing my own CO2 pollution as much as I can
and offsetting the rest to become "carbon neutral".

3 To fight for a moratorium on the
construction of any new generating facility that burns coal without the capacity
to safely trap and store the CO2.

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

5 To fight for laws and policies that
expand the use of renewable energy sources and reduce dependence on oil and
coal.

6 To plant new trees and to join with
others in preserving and protecting forests.

7 To buy from businesses and support
leaders who share my commitment to solving the climate crisis and building a
sustainable, just, and prosperous world for the 21st century

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My favorite is #2. Offsetting. Paying our way out of hell. Stupid, stupid, stupid.

Pretty sweet deal for the Alcalde though, eh?

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