Al Gore is in the House

algore.jpgAl Gore has shown up at Giants Stadium — okay, this happened at 3:44, but I have to confess that Bravo’s coverage has been less interesting from a global warming perspective since the New York Jersey concert started, so I’ve been flipping back and forth with the coverage of Tiger Woods’ tournament here in the DC area (Tiger only had an okay day, but is way too many shots behind the lead).

Anyway, Gore got a mostly standing ovation after an introduction by Leo DiCaprio, most recently producer of the global warming movie “11th Hour.”

Gore’s remarks in NJ were much tamer than in his remarks in DC at the National Museum of the American Indian:

Some who don’t understand what is now at stake tried to stop this event on the Mall. But here we are. And it wasn’t the cavalry who came to our rescue, it was the American Indian.

The uber eco-geek is uber eco-chic.

2 Responses to Al Gore is in the House

  1. Poetry says:

    Local, city, county, state and the federal governments should be first to “go green.” Politicians should not be elected to public office unless they agree to convert every government building and vehicle to renewable energy. There are at least three reasons why this should be so.

    When all levels of government are taken into account, they control 40% of the economy. With that kind of economic incentive anyone who wants to sell to the government will hasten to meet the demands of its largest single buyer. Government will no longer have to pass laws to enforce cafe standards for instance. Rather the Government will simply tell auto companies, we want to replace our fleet of vehicles but will not buy anything that does get at least 50 mpg if it is gasoline based, or it must be a hybrid, or it must be fueled with renewable fuels.

    Another reason Government should go green first is national security. Part of every oil dollar paid for Middle Eastern oil goes directly into the pocket of terrorists. If we convert to renewable fuels that we control, we defund terrorism and protect ourselves simultaneously.

    Yet another reason to heed Al Gore’s clarion call on global warming is economic security. OPEC can not ruin our economy if we convert to renewable fuels that we control.

    And finally, suppose Gore is right? When anyone hypes anything as much as AL Gore hypes global warming, I have my doubts. But I can’t see what is harmed by going green so why not? The military is doing some research on alternative and renewable energy. Whoever is the next president of the United States should institute a “Go Green or Go Home” policy for the military. Those who come up with energy saving devices or methods as well as those who implement alternative or renewable fuels should rise quickly through the ranks. Those who don’t should be encouraged to seek employment elsewhere. As resourceful as marines are, for instance, I would bet they could make surprising advances in fueling everything from jeeps to an entire base through alternative means if left to their own devices. The military has through it’s contractors developed the most effective weapons in the world. If this same level of effort is turned toward greening the military we will be a safer, more secure, and more independent nation. We will create new jobs and industries and the air and water will get cleaner as a benefit.

  2. Tina Weha says:

    I believe that Al Gore is unable to read long words, such as, “cosmoclimatology”.