Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Climate Project

In October, I was invited to Nashville to train with The Climate Project, the organization that has grown out of Al Gore's landmark documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth." There are now 2500 presenters worldwide, who travel and present the latest evidence of climate change, try to raise awareness and sound a call to action. Without too much detail, let me say this; the realities of climate change are no longer "an inconvenient truth;"they have become a global imperative.

Since 2005, the disappearance of polar ice has accelerated in a way that has shocked scientists. The Greenland ice shelf appears so fragile that its complete breakup can be projected in mere decades. That event causes oceans to rise 15 to 20 feet, with the domino effect felt throughout the world. Not just in China, and India, but in South Florida, California, the U.S. Gulf Coast, New York, the Netherlands, London. Hundreds of millions the world over will be displaced, and the wars over remaining resources will truly have begun. There is so much more to the story. We must not equivocate. Action cannot be phased in over 10 - 20 years...we must act now, putting any debate to rest. I have made the commitment to make my presentation on behalf of The Climate Project, wherever I'm houses of worship, town hall meetings...anywhere that concerned citizens want to try and understand the problem, and search for possible solutions.
If you have an interested group, please call the office at (800) 682-0286.


"Treat the Earth well. We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children." Ancient Indian Proverb


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