Lord help us the loons and moon bats are at it again. Al Gores says it can be done so...
I thought we got into this mess because we haven't built any new refineries or drilled for new oil in several years. How silly of me. Here all we had to do was build several million wind generators, use thousand of square miles of 5% efficiency solar panels and burn Al Gore's house for power plant fuel.
I notice there is no reference for Al's statement that we're borrowing money from China to buy oil other than a circular reference to his
So am I going to hell for posting this crap here? I feel that its better to know one's enemy but there is just such an unclean feeling to it when I post this drivel.
Dear MoveOn member,
Al Gore took a big risk when he called on us to get 100% of our electricity from cheap, clean sources within 10 years.
It's an achievable goal, but it's already under attack from the oil and coal companies. They're calling his plan unrealistic, impossible, and crazy.1
We're in a crisis. If this is the fate of any new idea to get us out of this crisis alive, we're toast. Gore's challenge will live or die on the reaction of people like us.
We can turn back Big Oil's attack if hundreds of thousands of us personally endorse Gore's challenge to power our country with 100% cheap, clean energy within 10 years—and then we urge Obama, McCain, and Congress to get on board.
Clicking here will add your support to Gore's challenge:
The petition says: "America must commit to producing 100% of our electricity from cheap, clean renewable energy sources, like solar and wind, within 10 years."
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says "it is absolutely possible" that Congress will accept Gore's challenge. 2 But to make it happen, we'll need to show Congress just how many people want bold action.
Al Gore laid out a far-reaching yet simple plan to deal with the most pressing issues of the day. Switching to clean energy will help us survive the climate crisis. And save our souring economy. And help end the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and possibly Iran. And offer relief from high gas prices.
In Gore's words:
"We're borrowing money from China to buy oil from the Persian Gulf to burn it in ways that destroy the planet. Every bit of that's got to change.
"But if we grab hold of that common thread and pull it hard, all of these complex problems begin to unravel and we will find that we're holding the answer to all of them right in our hand."3
That answer is a massive program to switch America to clean energy.
Crisis brings opportunity.
Solar, wind, and other clean energy sources are ready to replace oil and coal. And these abundant energy sources promise lower costs at a time when getting to work is getting too expensive for too many.
Such a simple, elegant solution. Can you make sure our country embraces change—100% renewable power in 10 years? Sign the petition to Obama, McCain, and Congress by clicking here:
Thanks for all you do.
–Noah, Joan, Eli, Patrick S. and the rest of the team
1. "Statement Regarding Former Vice President Al Gore's Speech on Climate Change," American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, July 17, 2008
"Voinovich Finds Gore's Energy Speech 'Ridiculous,'" The Hill, July 17, 2008
"Thinking green," Baltimore Sun, July 21, 2008
2. "Appealing to Bloggers' Influence, Gore Asks for Help in Promoting Energy Challenge," New York Times, July 20, 2008
3. "Al Gore's Challenge to Repower America," July 17, 2008