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Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project

Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project

Call me crazy, but when Al Gore talks about the environment, he makes me feel safer. Gore’s message is like a reliable parent. In this role, he does not concede in the protectiveness of his message – Save The Planet. Gore’s sheer doggedness may turn off some, but for me, his persistence is like a parent standing at the threshold of harm’s way.

As a parent, writer, teacher and clean air advocate, Gore’s given me the tools to talk to people about climate change. An Inconvenient Truth brought us a strong dose of reality. In fact, it’s grounded so many in their fight to protect our air, land and water for future generations.

5 Realities We Can Learn From Al Gore

1. “The climate crisis knows no political boundaries.”

Climate deniers on both sides of the political spectrum are putting the future at risk when they side with polluters. Check out who voted to block or delay efforts by the EPA to reduce carbon pollution. Here’s how it fleshed out in my state:

Polluter Contributions to Politicians in New York State: 
$1,015,554

Total Kids with Asthma in New York State: 
414,950

Check your state here.

2. “The global environment crisis is, as we say in Tennessee, real as rain, and I cannot stand the thought of leaving my children with a degraded earth and a diminished future.”

Climate deniers would like us to believe the models that show the planet is warming are wrong. Thousands of scientists including Nobel laureates, defend climate science integrity.

“There is compelling, comprehensive, and consistent objective evidence that humans are changing the climate in ways that threaten our societies and the ecosystems on which we depend…We are deeply disturbed by the recent escalation of political assaults on scientists in general and on climate scientists in particular.”

Read more at Climate Progress.

3. “…polluters and the deniers and their ideological allies are going to attack green jobs; they’re going to shift the national security argument to the exploitation of coal, tar sands, and shale….”

They already are. We keep hearing from some politicians that energy is a national security issue, or energy is a jobs issue as they chip away at the future of the planet. This is a well-financed disinformation and denial campaign that allows power companies to continue to pollute. It’s time for our politicians to advocate for clean energy initiatives.

4. “…people all around the globe living with the impacts of climate change will connect the dots between recent extreme weather events — including floods, droughts and storms — and the man-made pollution that is changing our climate.”

Hurricane Irene recently brought this issue too close to home for me, and I hope others will come to the conclusion that our weather has been impacted adversely by climate change.

5. “We have something that they don’t – Reality.”

Yes we do…and we have Al Gore fighting hard for our future and…our planet.

Reality Rules!

Al Gore’s latest endeavor, The Climate Reality Project is planning an incredible event – spanning the globe for two days – September 14th &15th. I’m standing with the Climate Reality Project as they actively put our environment first. Will you?

 

Here are ways to get involved:

Join Al Gore

Talk to the Climate Change Skeptic in Your Life

More about the Climate Reality Project:

Watch the video

Spread the word

Choose Reality

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Ronnie Citron-Fink

Ronnie Citron-Fink is a writer, editor and educator. She has written hundreds of articles about sustainable living, the environment, design, and family life for websites, books and magazines. Ronnie is the creator of Econesting, and the managing editor of Moms Clean Air Force. Ronnie was named one of the Top Ten Living Green Experts by Yahoo. Ronnie lives in New York with her family.

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10:50AM PDT on May 22, 2013

Not crazy maybe? But naive for sure.Gore is a hypocrite who Lines his pockets with his global warming campaign. http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/opinion/editorials/2006-08-09-gore-green_x.htm?csp=15. His zinc mine all his big houses not a solar panel one on his energy guzzling house in Tennessee,he can't spend his millions to go green but you should on your 400 a week paycheck.

7:37AM PDT on Oct 2, 2011

Lori--climate ALWAYS changes. We have four seasons and thru time we have had cycles of colder and warmer. We had a spike in temperature right before the Industrial age and then we had also has The Little Ice Age. In the 1970's scientists said we were entering into as cold time. Also, the global warming admitted they fudged the numbers to make it look like global warming was real. Watch The Great Global Warming Swindle, Global Warming or Global Governance, and Global Warming:Emerging Science and Understanding.

7:31AM PDT on Oct 2, 2011

Al Gore is a liar. Global warming is a lie and Gore and others like him promote it to implement Xap and Trade so they can make tons of money off it and weild more control over people. Also Gore had a lot of money invested in this. Is Al was so worried about global warming, he'd stop stuffing dead animals down his throat and become vegetarian. So, either he knows it's a lie and that's why he continues to eat dead animals or he doesn't care. Either way, this guy is a s*****g and a hypocrite.

7:47AM PDT on Sep 19, 2011

Thanks for sharing.

2:28AM PDT on Sep 17, 2011

Thanks for the article.

6:56PM PDT on Sep 16, 2011

Climate change is real, it's happening and to refute it's existence makes no sense. I We need to make major changes now for the sake of our planet.~

10:52PM PDT on Sep 15, 2011

thanks for the article!

Help me replant 150+ acres of forest by signing my petitionhttp://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/help-replant-forests-so-our-children-will-have-a-future/

Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/a-young-girl-amidst-wild-animals.html#ixzz1Y5koym5L

8:58PM PDT on Sep 15, 2011

Okay, now I'm just wondering why anyone who doesn't believe that climate change is not being caused by mankind would be a member of care2.

Oh, and I did the research and the CERN report proved nothing. Stop living in denial!

5:34PM PDT on Sep 15, 2011

Sea levels are dropping, glaciers(some are growing) Antartica is at 30 year average. The oply warming is the hot air coming out of this windbags mouth. He is getting hot under the collar since as people wise up it is less like that gore will get $1,000,000,000 out of this scam. Only around $200million which is still very impressive.

5:31PM PDT on Sep 15, 2011

Does anyone still believe the snake oil this circus barker is peddling??

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