Al Gore: capitalism against pollution
Al Gore proposed to tax who produce CO2 proportionally to the amount of gas ejected in the atmosphere.
According to The Concord Monitor, “Gore was one of the first politicians to grasp the seriousness of climate change and to call for a reduction in emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouses gases. He held the first congressional hearings on the subject in the late 1970s…”
“…After two terms as Vice President, Gore ran for President again in the 2000 United States Presidential election, selecting Senator Joe Lieberman to be his vice-presidential running mate. The election was one of the closest and most controversial presidential elections in the history of the United States...”
“…Gore starred in the documentary film An Inconvenient Truth, released on May 24, 2006. The film documents the evidence for anthropogenic global warming and warns of the consequences of people not making immediate changes to their behavior. It is the fourth-highest-grossing documentary in U.S. history.
The film won the 2007 Academy Award for Documentary Feature. The Oscar was awarded to director Davis Guggenheim, who asked Gore to join him and other members of the crew on stage. Gore gave a brief speech, saying, “My fellow Americans, people all over the world, we need to solve the climate crisis. It’s not a political issue; it’s a moral issue. We have everything we need to get started, with the possible exception of the will to act. That’s a renewable resource. Let’s renew it.”
Gore also published a book of the same title, which became a bestseller. In reference to the use of nuclear power to mitigate global warming, Gore has stated, “Nuclear energy is not the panacea for tackling global warming…”
The Kassandra Project wants to support the Gore’s project to use the capitalism against the greenhouse effect, where we found a good article in “Bali 2007 – Voices from the South Demand Climate Justice“:
“Kyoto has failed. Despite so many admonitions from the IPCC, the reality is that emissions of carbon dioxide in the world are going up by over 3 per cent per year. This is the failure of the countries that signed up to Kyoto, and even more so, of those like the United States who stayed outside the timid Kyoto framework, and also of those not included in Annex I of the Rio de Janeiro treaty of 1992.
The world is currently burning about 85 million barrels of oil per day. As we approach peak-oil (at 90 mbd? 100 mbd?), the price of oil goes up and up despite the efforts to get more of it by means foul or fair as in Iraq, in the Niger Delta, in Amazon and other “commodity frontiers”. In Canada, rocketing oil prices have finally made exploitation of the Alberta oil sands profitable, whereby one barrel of oil equivalent is needed to produce 3-5 barrels of oil. The Hubbert curve is named after the geologist who 60 years ago predicted that the United States peak-oil would take place in the early 1970s. The road down the Hubbert curve will be terrible. Downhill will be harder than uphill…”
We don’t know if Al Gore is doing this, but we are sure that he won a nobel prize for peace for one reason, and unitl he’ll fight for a world without barbaric pollution, we’ll be with him. We report the post “Help Al Gore Solve The Climate Crisis“:
Below is the latest email from Al Gore and The Alliance For Climate Protection:
In Bali, Indonesia thousands of delegates from nearly 190 countries have gathered at the UN Conference on Climate Change. In ten days, I will address the conference to urge the adoption of a visionary new treaty to address global warming and I want to bring your voices with me.
Click here to sign my petition today and I will bring your signatures on stage with me as a clear demonstration of our resolve: http://climateprotect.org/standwithal
Together, we will call on the US government to assume a new leadership role in solving the climate crisis.
World leaders including British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and newly elected Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd have all agreed to aggressively battle the climate crisis – yet our country still lags behind.
Over the next ten days, I would like you to help me get people from across the country to sign our message to the global community. We can demonstrate that the American people understand the immediacy of the climate crisis and want to work with the nations of the world to solve it. Time is short – we need to mobilize everyone to bring this message to Bali: http://climateprotect.org/standwithal
The American people want a visionary treaty to address climate change and for the US government to play a positive leadership role in its development.
P.S.After signing the petition, please urge your friends and family to sign the petition and join the movement. http://climateprotect.org/standwithal