climate crisis

Obama Would 'Save the Planet' By Repowering America

Article: Obama Would 'Save the Planet' By Repowering America

CHICAGO, Illinois, December 10, 2008 (ENS) – President-elect Barack Obama signaled that he is ready to tackle the climate crisis immediately upon taking office, following a meeting Tuesday with former Vice President Al Gore and Vice President-elect Joe Biden. “All three of us are in agreement that the time for delay is over, the time…

Interfaith Leaders Sign Climate Change Manifesto of Hope

Article: Interfaith Leaders Sign Climate Change Manifesto of Hope

UPPSALA, Sweden, November 30, 2008 (ENS) – Faith leaders concluded their two-day Interfaith Summit on Climate Change in Uppsala on Saturday by signing a manifesto demanding quick and extensive reduction of carbon dioxide emissions in the wealthy parts of the world. Christian, Buddhist, Daoist, Sikh, Muslim, Jewish and Native American leaders signed the declaration that…

Gore Warns of Sub-Prime Carbon Catastrophe

Article: Gore Warns of Sub-Prime Carbon Catastrophe

NEW YORK, New York, September 27, 2008 (ENS) – “I believe we’ve reached the stage where it is time for civil disobedience to prevent the construction [applause] of new coal plants that do not have carbon capture and sequestration,” Al Gore declared at the opening session of the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting this week…

Robert Redford's Energy Position

Article: Robert Redford's Energy Position

Robert Redford has been an advocate for environmental sustainability for a long time. He has dedicated his life to promoting responsible solutions to the climate crisis. Recently, Robert Redford has chosen to focus on the topic of energy; you will find some of the possible reasons for his choice in the paragraph below. A major…

Transcript: Al Gore's Speech On Climate

Article: Transcript: Al Gore's Speech On Climate

WASHINGTON, DC, July 18, 2008 (ENS) – Ladies and gentlemen: There are times in the history of our nation when our very way of life depends upon dispelling illusions and awakening to the challenge of a present danger. In such moments, we are called upon to move quickly and boldly to shake off complacency, throw…

Gore Challenges America to 100% Clean Energy in 10 Years

Article: Gore Challenges America to 100% Clean Energy in 10 Years

WASHINGTON, DC, July 18, 2008 (ENS) – “Today I challenge our nation to commit to producing 100 percent of our electricity from renewable energy and truly clean carbon-free sources within 10 years,” said former Vice President and Nobel Peace Laureate Al Gore Thursday. Speaking to an audience at the Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution…

Pledge To Make Earth Day Every Day With Energy Star

Article: Pledge To Make Earth Day Every Day With Energy Star

It is good to know what your government is doing in regards to the state of the environment. The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) started a program called Energy Star in 1992. Energy Star is a voluntary organization that entreats companies who make electrical devices to include a special label on their products. In order…

UN Chief: World Expects Climate Change Breakthrough

Article: UN Chief: World Expects Climate Change Breakthrough

NUSA DUA, Bali, Indonesia, December 12, 2007 (ENS) – The world is counting on a breakthrough at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali, Indonesia, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has told delegates at the summit, calling the fight against global warming “the moral challenge of our generation.” In a speech delivered today at the opening…

Why You Should "Join Al Gore In Bali"

Article: Why You Should "Join Al Gore In Bali"

Al Gore is going to address world leadership at the climate conference in Bali. After just winning the Nobel Peace Prize, Gore can advise this conference with an indisputably important message about climate change [www.sundance.tv]. He is going to bring a petition with him when he visits the conference. The aim of the petition is…

Check Out The "Energy Star Home Advisor" at the EPA

Article: Check Out The "Energy Star Home Advisor" at the EPA

There has been a lot of grumbling about the US governments seemingly sluggish response to the world wide climate crisis occurring in today’s world. While it is important to demand leadership and excellence on environmental issues, it is also important to applaud and support the government when it partakes in initiatives that could actually produce…

Lights Out San Francisco

Article: Lights Out San Francisco

When the grassroots organization, Lights Out San Francisco recently joined Eco-mmunity, we decided to join them and help take action for energy conservation. Eco-mmunity is intended to help people make connections. Like-minded companies and individuals need to become aware of each other and work together to solve the climate crisis. Lights Out San Francisco is…

Department of Energy Announces Timetable For Conservation Strategy

Article: Department of Energy Announces Timetable For Conservation Strategy

Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman is trying to meet George Bush’s call for government agencies to put in place conservation efforts and renewable energy integration strategies. The benchmark to be reached is cutting energy use 30 percent, and cutting water use 16 percent by 2015. Additionally, the conservation strategy also includes a directive for renewable…

MSN.com to Host WebCast with Al Gore and Simran Sethi on Climate Change

Article: MSN.com to Host WebCast with Al Gore and Simran Sethi on Climate Change

Simran Sethi moderates Q&A session with Former Vice President Al Gore in Real Time MSN is honored to host former Vice President Gore who will answer climate crisis questions in real time from the public. Covering questions on how to make your home more green or how to make small, yet effective, changes to your…