Friday, March 28, 2008

Al Gore: How Americans Avoid Despondency

Al Gore sent me a letter to pass on to you. Now he only needs 76 more people to sign up to hit his March goal of one million! If only one in ten of my readers did, he'd only need 75.9 more.

Dear Friend,

The world's scientists are calling for immediate and urgent action on global warming. The good news is that we have the science, technologies and policies necessary to stop it. What's needed is action by concerned people like you and me.

That's why I've joined with Al Gore and others across the country and around the world who want to halt global warming.

We're on the verge of being over one million strong and I'm asking you to join us. Please click here today to become part of the solutions to global warming:

We need to come together and demand our leaders take the steps necessary to ensure our children and their children have a positive future. That's why I'm asking you to get involved today:

Together, we can stop global warming.

So, I want to keep repeating these two points about fighting global warming, as I don't want to get anyone depressed by the idea that global persistent catastrophe is inevitable. (1) Doing something about hopeless problems is how Americans stay engaged! It's what makes this a nation of poor planners! It's our culture -- don't fight it, and (2) Mitigating our carbon inputs now will really have an effect on how possible it is for some people to live in the future. It could be the difference between 200,000 people in 2200 and none. So, put that in your pipe and set it carefully aside.

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