I dedicate this Blog Action Day 2007 post to Al Gore. Following my article, you'll find additional info on Mr. Gore. Related: Current.com... (is now live. And Al Gore posted his own webcam commentary)
Reducing Your Carbon Footprint via PC - by Dave Lucas - (Blog Action Day 2007) If you are reading this you're almost certainly at the keyboard of a wonderful device that can help save the planet. If you're just an average guy or gal, tweak your computer so that it can help you do all of your personal and business tasks: email (instead of postal mail) reading magazines, books and newspapers online (as opposed to buying then having to throw paper away) signing up for electronic banking & bill-paying (sync to a Palm or other device so you can have all your info safely stored in 2 places)... and there are more ways you've probably thought of already (feel free to share them in the comments areas below). You may also want to look into alternative ways of POWERING your computer.
If you are in business, try and completely eliminate the paper trail! I know it can be done: if you are a vendor on eBay or Amazon.com, do all of your corresponding with customers via email, and when you send orders out, recycle, recycle, recycle. I know one fellow who went to WalMart and purchased a few large plastic storage bins. He brought them to the offices of businesses he noticed received many deliveries via UPS and FedEx. He asked if he could place the bins in strategic spots for people to drop in cardboard boxes and heavy shipping envelopes. At the end of theday, he'd collect the contents of each box and re-use these materials to ship his merchandise. Besides recycling, this represents a huge savings. A small mailing envelope can cost $1.19 - $1.29 retail. With slim profit margins after paying for postage, it really pays to recycle!
Saving Planet Earth « capsula [art science nature]
interesting event that works as a showcase of the diverse work of artists from design, architecture and textiles backgrounds where the common thread is to help save the planet.
On October 10, Ray Hartley, editor of South African daily The Times predicted that Al Gore was “heading for a unique double: An Oscar and a Nobel Peace Prize”. In his October 12 entry, Hartley wrote that the Nobel prize “changes everything”:
Also pleased at the news was South African nicharalambous.com, who rejoiced that
There are nay-sayers who believe that Gore is a cynical lobbyist who is using the climate change issue to invent a fresh political career. I disagree with them. I covered the 2000 US Presidential election for the Sunday Times of South Africa and it was very apparent then that Gore was prepared to go out on a limb on environmental issues with no serious political benefit at the polls. What he has done is to popularise a very important issue. How the politics of climate change plays out is a different matter. From sunnier and sunnier South Africa, well done
Another blogger with tongue in cheek was James Opiko at PoliticalArticles.NET, who suggested that
Al Gore has finally won something. And to be honest, if I were him I would rather win the Nobel Peace Prize than the presidency of the US of A.
A NetEase report on the news early Friday evening got more than three hundred comments (other NetEase reports had comments turned off), the first one which read:
a “Libel” award should be bestowed jointly to Bush, Osama and Hitler (Posthumously) — for unleashing the worst terror on humankind in the last 100 Years.That would still not fully resuscitate America morally, but would restore much of the prestige that the number one nation in the world has lost in the last six years, under the clamps of a Republican THUG administration.
If this American had won at the time instead of Bush, the world would be a very different place!
How is the judging committee set up? Is it just and fair? Why don't Chinese ever get Nobel prizes?
Mr. Gore advocates environmental protection, and as I see it once represented the rationality and conscience of a modern but split America. But six months ago the news came out that he and his wife, the two of them each year in their home consume 220,000 kilowatts of power, ten times higher than the average American and three hundred times more than the average Chinese. At the beginning I thought this was some political smear, but soon after learned this was the truth from a spokesman of his.
Have any of you seen An Inconvenient Truth ? If you haven't, then you shouldn't be making any absurd conclusions. If Gore had won back in the day, then the world would be a completely different place. He's a ‘greenpeacer', I really admire him! It's him that made a documentary of human destruction of the environment for us to see, and showed us how to care for the earth, to care for our homes! There isn't much to criticism him for.和平奖应该奖给我们杂交水稻专家袁荣平.如果没有袁荣平地球不知道多饥荒多乱,还和平奖?
The peace prize should have gone our hybrid rice expert Yuan Rongping. If it weren't for Yuan Rongping who knows how many people would be starving and how chaotic the world would be. So where's the peace prize?In Argentina, Louis Cyphre, writes at the group blog El Opinador Compulsivo [ES] that he hopes that this announcement leads to something bigger.
Michael Kanellos writes:
For someone who has a reputation for being boring and wooden, Al Gore certainly is polarizing..."He is probably the single individual who has done most to create greater worldwide understanding of the measures that need to be adopted," said Ole Danbolt Mjos, chairman of the Nobel committee, as quoted in CNN.
Se lo digo en serio, espero que algo bueno salga de todo
esto y se presente como candidato a presidente en 2008.
I'm am talking seriously, I hope something good comes from all of this
and (Gore) announces his candidacy for president in 2008.
White House praises Gore for Nobel Peace Prize
Sources for this post include Global Voices, San Jose Mercury News, Michelle Malkin and the BBC.