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rabid_nerd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-04 05:33 PM
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Gore warns of Global 'Crisis'
Gore Warns of Global Crisis
By REED B. RAYMAN
Contributing Writer



Former Vice President Al Gore 69 called the threat of global warming an impending crisis and derided the Bush administrations polices on climate change as part of a star-studded panel that packed 1,200 into Sanders Theatre last night.

(snip)

Worldwide temperatures have been going up steadily, and sea levels have been rising as well, Gore said at yesterdays panel, backed by a PowerPoint presentation. This is extremely serious.

The former vice president zipped through a succession of slides reviewing the threat of climate change and outlined several possible solutions. In one nightmare scenario, sea level would rise more than 18 feet, submerging large swaths of Florida, New Orleans and Manhattan.

And when Gore showed pictures of the disappearing Larsen ice shelf in Antarctica, there were a few gasps and whistles from the audience.

Are we serious about stopping this kind of thing or is it only the terrorists were worried about? Gore said.

(snip)

And when a student asked Gore for a catchphrase to describe the people obstructing the work against global warming, Gore fired back: Republicans.

More: http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=505063
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-04 05:38 PM
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1. Go AL Go
You tell 'em.

I'm so glad he's focusing on the environment again.

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genieroze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-04 05:43 PM
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2. To bad the pResident wasn't. eom
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-04 05:46 PM
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3. We are approaching a singularity.
All these exponential growth patterns bumping up against static
or linear resource patterns; population, oil, water, food. I have
to give Gore credit for at least trying to talk about it, all the
ostriches will not treat him kindly for this. He will be called
Chicken Little, but I call him Cassandra.
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Talisyn Donating Member (41 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-04 05:50 PM
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4. Cassandra
Good post, agreed on all accounts.
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rabid_nerd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-04 05:51 PM
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5. Gore knows the name of the enemy...
...remember this.

Gore was Clinton's ticket balancer.
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OneBlueSky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-04 06:02 PM
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6. time to lay off the Big Macs, Al . . . n/t
.
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rabid_nerd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-04 06:14 PM
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7. Clinton was the one with the Big Mac problem
Al is the one at Apple ON a Mac.
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Neverarepublican Donating Member (176 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-04 06:33 PM
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8. Gore "gets it"
And just think how many more people in this country would "get it" if he was the president right now.

But alas, he will be laughed at again by Limbaugh and Coulter and other republicans that feel the need to bash him.

So sad, so sad
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European Socialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-04 07:34 PM
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9. Gore
maybe he could be the leader were looking for since he has experience being defrauded by the pukes.
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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-04 07:39 PM
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10. Gore .......keep up the good work!!!.....You're the REAL fighter!!!
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-04 08:02 PM
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11. "Do you recall what was the title of that memo?"
"I believe it was 'global warming determined to attack within the United States' "
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