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July 07, 2007

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Sean O

I commented on the Live Earth Pledge on my site that covers global warming, Is It Getting Warmer? (www.globalwarming-factorfiction.com).  You can read my full comments there but, in short, I think it is slightly foolish to make a pledge that is nearly impossible to carry out. 90% reduction of carbon footprint on a national scale is almost ludicrous and would cause extreme hardship on any nation, probably causing millions of lives globally.

TB

Thanks for posting this. The more people who read it, the better.

sbgypsy

Done.
I think it is slightly foolish to make a pledge that is nearly impossible to carry out. 90% reduction of carbon footprint on a national scale is almost ludicrous and would cause extreme hardship on any nation, probably causing millions of lives globally.

This is a Corporatist meme. Portland Oregon signed Koyto, and found while implementing it that not only was it pretty easy, contrary to republican talking points, it saved them money in doing it.

While we don't know the total cost of trying to fulfil this pledge, we do know that if we don't do something very soon, we'll turn the earth into something resembling Venus. How many billions will die then?

If we all pull together to do everything we can, the hardship will be a lighter load.

sumo

Thanks TB and Gypsy...for being supportive on an important issue. Trying is what matters...more than over analyzing a word here or there.

The Fat Lady Sings

I agree. We all have to pull together, do the best that we can. Any and every little thing helps. You don't have to live like Ed Begley, Jr. to have an impact. We recycle and compost, we only use natural methods of pest control while gardening (Neem, my friends - a natural oil that’s edible, acts as a fertilizer, and takes out everything from Japanese Beetles to white fly!). If everyone took the pledge - and then simply tried their best - we'd all see a substantive difference in how we impact the environment.

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