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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Shoot the messenger, not the message

If you have a problem with Al Gore living in a colossal Belle Meade Mansion and generating high electric bills while traveling the world to discuss the dangers of global warming, that's fine. Whether or not Gore is a hypocrite, we need to be aware of our energy consumption and consider how we can change the way we generate the power we depend on.

As today's Tennessean reports on Gore's MTSU address yesterday, scientists aren't questioning whether we need to change our habits. They're looking for ways to solve the challenges we face:

A 10-year University of California study found that essentially zero percent of peer-reviewed scientific journal articles disagreed that global warming exists, whereas, another study found that 53 percent of mainstream newspaper articles disagreed the global warming premise.

He noted that recently the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its fourth unanimous report calling on world leaders to take action on global warming.
In my opinion, it's not worth abandoning strategies for smarter, greener energy just because Gore may--or may not--be saying, "Do as I say, not as I do."

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