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Changing light bulbs not enough: Gore
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Posted on 01/24/2008 12:04:50 PM PST by Sub-Driver

Changing light bulbs not enough: Gore

From correspondents in Davos

January 25, 2008 05:23am Article from: Reuters

CLIMATE campaigner Al Gore overnight urged world policymakers to change laws "not just light bulbs" in tackling global warming, and a UN official said world market turmoil must not be allowed to delay action.

An annual meeting of world political and business leaders in Davos, Switzerland, this year has scheduled a record number of sessions and workshops on global warming. But a sharp downturn on markets and fears of recession have dominated discussion.

"If we get distracted by the aberrations that you see in the financial market right now it would clearly be very unfortunate," said Rajendra Pachauri, head of the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Mr Gore, in a swipe at US President George W. Bush's environmental record, said the election of a new president in November could only bring an improvement.

"In addition to changing the light bulbs, it is far more important to change the laws and to change the treaty obligations that nations have," Mr Gore told delegates, in apparent reference to what he sees as the Bush administration's reluctance to initiate legislation on environmental control.

"Whoever is elected is going to have a different position and a better position. But let's be clear: Whoever the leaders are, this issue is going to be dealt with responsibly and effectively only when there is a sufficient degree of urgency on the part of the people themselves."

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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

I don’t know about motion lights, but they more or less work with the couple of dimmer switches we have. I switched out most all of our incandescents over the past year NOT because of St. Algore, but rather because with the electric bills for A/C down here, I’m looking for all the help I can get (lower cost to keep em lit, less heat put out, plus they supposedly last longer).


51 posted on 01/24/2008 12:45:20 PM PST by King of Florida (A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them.)
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To: MrB

He’s a load. Still can’t figure whey people like Leonardo Di Caprio are so enamored with him.


52 posted on 01/24/2008 12:46:22 PM PST by tpanther
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To: Shermy
You have nailed it. It is all about money. It is a scam that will cost our economy big.

As far as the new high efficiency bulbs, we don’t use that much energy burning light bulbs in the first place. The real user of energy is heating water and warming living spaces. Air conditioning uses lots of energy too.

What if it was discovered that these things emit excessive UV radiation and cause a jump in skin cancers? And, do these things work on dimmer circuits?

53 posted on 01/24/2008 12:47:57 PM PST by jonrick46
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To: tpanther

What meaning has Leo’s life in the big picture?

Nothing, he’s the evolutionary advancement of a CLOWN.

He’s got to do something to “matter”.


54 posted on 01/24/2008 12:48:13 PM PST by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: MrB

Hollyweird types, I guess they feel guilty AND want to be somehow relevant in the real world...like Brad Pitt, but at least he’s spending his own money to build houses or something.

My how different they are from the Jimmy Stewart’s and Lee Marvin’s!


55 posted on 01/24/2008 12:53:15 PM PST by tpanther
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To: Sub-Driver
"In addition to changing the light bulbs, it is far more important to change the laws and to change the treaty obligations that nations have," Mr Gore told delegates, in apparent reference to what he sees as the Bush administration's reluctance to initiate legislation on environmental control. "Whoever is elected is going to have a different position and a better position. But let's be clear: Whoever the leaders are, this issue is going to be dealt with responsibly and effectively only when there is a sufficient degree of urgency on the part of the people themselves."

He wants to keep the stampede going. All he needs is a treaty, then we will never be able to turn back. But the mindless stampede must continue. If people stop for even a moment to think, they will realize how stupid they are being.

56 posted on 01/24/2008 12:59:54 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: Sub-Driver
I suspect this is why Gore chose not to run for president: He can get much more of his agenda implemented in his current role than he could as president (where he would also be consumed with annoying diversions like Islamic terrorism, the economy, etc.).
57 posted on 01/24/2008 1:27:03 PM PST by Constitutionalist Conservative (Global Warming Heretic -- http://agw-heretic.blogspot.com)
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To: Sub-Driver

A “sufficient degree of urgency on the part of the people”??? This sick Bast*** and his multi million dollar cash cow LIE....I knew he’d never run for office...too big of pay cut from the legalized CON he runs


58 posted on 01/24/2008 1:49:33 PM PST by CIDKauf (No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.)
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To: gridlock

He’s learned that there is more money to be made “without Congressional rebuke” by running opposition to the elected government(s) but never running as a candidate.

His political film would never be permitted in classes in public schools if he was “associated” with a political party candidate campaign.


59 posted on 01/24/2008 1:58:52 PM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Al you sure set a fine example with your energy hog mansion, private jet trips and limo rides. When Al and Tipper move from their mansion to an 800 sq. ft. energy efficient home that uses solar heating, generates its own electricity with windmills, has a single composting toilet, and no appliances like dishwashers or washers and dryers as well as give up all their vehicles for a single Prius and two bicycles, then I might start taking him more seriously.


60 posted on 01/24/2008 2:00:45 PM PST by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: jonrick46

24 hour wifi computer networks at homes are also draining power. We used to turn off our electronic devices at night.

Changing light bulbs are like putting a band aid on a deep gash. A futile effort.


61 posted on 01/24/2008 2:01:09 PM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: weegee

There certainly is lots of technology plugged in and continuously using power. My microwave is always showing the time. My cable box is always running, my VCR is sucking power to run its program circuits. And how many of us have those DC power transformers plugged in ready to charge cordless electric tools and cell phones?

As time goes on, people will find new uses for energy. The demand will always increase. Anytime there is a technology that will save energy, there will be other technologies that will take what was saved by efficiency. As Rush has said, you get a car that uses less gas and you will drive your car more.

The answer is to create more energy. Any kid with a magnifying glass knows where there is lots of energy. If one were to put as much energy talking about Global Warming and Carbon Taxes as they did in building solar, there would be certainly less hot gas coming out in the form of BS.


62 posted on 01/24/2008 3:41:06 PM PST by jonrick46
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To: Beowulf; Defendingliberty; WL-law; Normandy
"Hot Air Cult"

~~Anthropogenic Global Warming ™ ping~~

63 posted on 01/24/2008 4:30:43 PM PST by steelyourfaith
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To: Sub-Driver

I soooooooo wish he would just...go...away.


64 posted on 01/24/2008 4:35:23 PM PST by CaptRon (Pedicaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: tpanther
“and having to travel in not limos but bicycles.”

LOL That gave me a mental picture of Brinty Spears on bicycle.

65 posted on 01/24/2008 6:23:28 PM PST by steveab (When was the last time someone tried to sell you a CO2 induced climate control system for your home?)
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To: Slapshot68

How many greenies does it take to change a light bulb?

None. They’d rather sit in the dark, generating ground level smugness


66 posted on 01/24/2008 9:34:05 PM PST by Entrepreneur (The environmental movement is filled with watermelons - green on the outside, red on the inside)
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To: RobRoy
I feel like I am living in a science fiction movie.

It's a Monty Python movie for me.

67 posted on 01/24/2008 9:41:05 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: Shermy
enviro-socialists

Good word to describe this bunch.

68 posted on 01/24/2008 9:42:40 PM PST by ilgipper
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To: Sub-Driver
I am officially hoarding incandescent light bulbs. I figure that I need about 6000 for the rest of my life. I am already at 400, just since the energy bill was signed. (Best of all, most have been on sale for as low as a quarter each.) I am either brilliant or nuts but I can't see squat with those $6 tubey things and my eyes have gotten worse as I have aged. And I'm getting 100-watt'ers--no 40's or 60's for me!

In my own way, this is my little rebellion against Al Gore and the Global Warming Nazis. And it feels real, real good...

69 posted on 01/24/2008 9:45:20 PM PST by MHT
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To: Sub-Driver
Hey Al, READ THIS! Global warming will delete your hard drive. No, not just the data. It will make your hard drive disappear! Not only that, but it will scramble any disks that are even close to your computer. It will recalibrate your refrigerator's coolness setting so all your ice cream goes melty. It will demagnetize the strips on all your credit cards, screw up the tracking on your television and use subspace field harmonics to scratch any CD's you try to play.

It will give your ex-girlfriend your new phone number. It will mix Kool-aid into your fishtank. It will drink all your beer and leave its socks out on the coffee table when there's company coming over. It will put a dead kitten in the back pocket of your good suit pants and hide your car keys when you are late for work.

Global warming will make you fall in love with a penguin. It will give you nightmares about circus midgets. It will pour sugar in your gas tank and shave off both your eyebrows while dating your girlfriend behind your back and billing the dinner and hotel room to your Discover card.

It will seduce your grandmother. It does not matter if she is dead, such is the power of Global warming, it reaches out beyond the grave to sully those things we hold most dear.

It moves your car randomly around parking lots so you can't find it. It will kick your dog. It will leave libidinous messages on your boss's voice mail in your voice! It is insidious and subtle. It is dangerous and terrifying to behold. It is also a rather interesting shade of mauve.

Global warming will give you Dutch Elm disease. It will leave the toilet seat up. It will make a batch of Methanphedime in your bathtub and then leave bacon cooking on the stove while it goes out to chase gradeschoolers with your new snowblower.

Listen to me. Global warming does not exist.

It cannot do anything to you. But I can. I am sending this message to everyone in the world. Tell your friends, tell your family. If anyone else bothers me with fearmongering concerning Global warming, I will turn hating them into a religion. I will do things to them that would make a horsehead in your bed look like Easter Sunday brunch.

70 posted on 01/24/2008 9:48:03 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Sub-Driver
"If we get distracted by the aberrations that you see in the financial market right now it would clearly be very unfortunate," said Rajendra Pachauri, head of the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

They show this a-hole on CSPAN about every other day. He really needs skewering. For the chirren.

71 posted on 01/24/2008 9:50:19 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Calvin Locke

I’m watching the South Park Global Warming episode as I type this. Reality is actually stranger than a cartoon.


72 posted on 01/24/2008 10:18:06 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Guns don't kill people, gun free zones kill people)
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To: Bernard Marx; Sub-Driver; Hemorrhage; RobRoy; kcvl; xcamel; alecqss; weegee; GQuagmire; JimmyMc; ...
We fought and won a nearly 50-year Cold War to avoid this kind of socialist nonsense. Now our "leaders" can't wait to be the first to impose it.

And that's the really scary part. It was easy to recognize and oppose communism and fascism when fronted by brutal totalitarian regimes. But people don't seem to recognize it when it's cloaked in green.

With its stated aims to control, regulate, and minimize all economic activity and freedom through the control of carbon emissions, it's not an overstatement to say the modern environmental movement represents the greatest threat to individual freedom and personal liberty in the world today.

When George Bush signs into law a bill that outlaws the incandescent light bulb, you realize that anything is possible. We need a leader with the fortitude to stop the progressive loss of personal choice and the strength to resist giving away national sovereignty for another decade until this scam's true nature is revealed.

It's also important for every skeptic to counter the propoganda to the best of our ability. An excellent way is to buy a copy of The Great Global Warming Swindle and loan it to family and friends. If you are not familiar with it, this is a documentary that aired on British Channel 4. It's a superb refutation of Gore's fallacious fictional slide show and a must see, though I doubt you'll ever see it on television in the U.S.

You can watch a Google Video stream of the program here. Forward the link to family and friends.

If you want to burn your own DVD from the stream, go to Keep Vid, paste the link, and download. The download is 194 MB and is a flash video (flv).

To convert the flash video, download Super (C). It's freeware and a great little program for converting media files from one form to another. The site is poorly designed and you have to click through two or three windows and search to find the download link. If you want to download direct click here.

After you install Super (C), open it and open Windows Explorer. Drag the flv file into the Super (C) panel and convert it to avi. Use Windows Movie Maker or the video software of your choice to create an MPEG 2 file and burn it to a DVD.

73 posted on 01/25/2008 9:43:33 AM PST by Entrepreneur (The environmental movement is filled with watermelons - green on the outside, red on the inside)
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To: Entrepreneur

Many thanks.


74 posted on 01/25/2008 10:07:04 AM PST by Obadiah (I don't like to brag - but I'm half bilingual!)
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To: Sub-Driver
I wonder...... and I should not... but I can't help wondering....

How much useable oil do you think could be rendered from Gore's fat torso?

There might yet be hope he could contribute something useful to society, even if only a couple gallons of gasoline I can put into the tank of my SSR for an 80mpg freeway run :-)

75 posted on 01/25/2008 10:15:51 AM PST by Lloyd227 (and may God bless Oriana Fallaci)
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To: Entrepreneur

Greenies are like watermelons;green on the outside and red on the inside..


76 posted on 01/25/2008 1:23:11 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Entrepreneur

Thank you. That is a most Excellent Post, one that should be reposted often on other Global Warming threads.


77 posted on 01/28/2008 3:32:55 AM PST by steelyourfaith
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To: steelyourfaith

Thanks. I’m working up a list of good videos on this issue that are all available online. I’ll post it when I’m done.


78 posted on 01/28/2008 7:59:47 AM PST by Entrepreneur (The environmental movement is filled with watermelons - green on the outside, red on the inside)
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