"Video of my one-minute Earth Day ‘speech’"
Father’s Day seemed like a good time to post the video of my remarks on the Mall at the huge Earth Day event (see “Over 100,000 rally for climate and clean energy action“):
This was maybe 50 times larger than the largest crowd I’ve ever spoken to, and such a crowd requires purely rhetorical speechmaking. I had originally been scheduled for three minutes — and wrote out remarks for that time slot — but about 45 minutes before I went on, I (like many others) was told to shorten my remarks to about a minute.
Such situations do not leave much time for substance, but I did keep in the one core message that “Global warming means local (super) storming.”
The whole experience ended up being quite a rush, especially with my daughter on stage. I also got to meet James Cameron and do intend to blog on that later.