Memos from July 2007


A Message About the Climate Crisis by Al Gore

If you aren’t aware about what’s going on with our plan­et, our home… our Earth, please watch doc­u­men­tary An Incon­ve­nient Truth. Mean­while, Live Earth was this past week­end. It kicked off a whole cam­paign to save our plan­et, the place we live and breath in.

Let’s all do our part. It ain’t that hard.

PS. I know I own a Pilot. I don’t dri­ve a lot (i.e. 3k in 6 months) and take pub­lic trans­porta­tion to work. There­fore, I con­sid­er it like I’m dri­ving a Hybrid.

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Here’s Al Gore’s mes­sage this morn­ing:

Dear Friend,

Thank you! Because of your hard work, mil­lions of per­son­al com­mit­ments have been made via the Web and SMS in 178 coun­tries and 35 ter­ri­to­ries around the world. And our con­cert was not lim­it­ed to 7 venues, but instead took place at par­ties and events in more than 10,000 homes and com­mu­ni­ties.

A decade from now, when peo­ple look back on Live Earth, what they will remem­ber isn’t what hap­pened dur­ing the show — instead my hope is they remem­ber what hap­pened after. More than 2 bil­lion of us joined togeth­er on 7.7.07 and with one voice demand­ed an end to the cli­mate cri­sis. We now have the respon­si­bil­i­ty to car­ry this move­ment for­ward and force our lead­ers to take action.

We need to take the first step today and make sure every sin­gle per­son pos­si­ble joins us. That’s why, right now, I need you to email five of your friends. Ask them to sign the Live Earth Pledge by vis­it­ing:

www.liveearthpledge.org

All of the actions we take from here on out to solve the cli­mate cri­sis will be based on a sim­ple premise: our home, Earth, is in dan­ger. We don’t risk destroy­ing the plan­et, but instead risk mak­ing it inhos­pitable for human beings.

We have put so much car­bon diox­ide into the atmos­phere that we have changed the heat bal­ance between Earth and the Sun. And if we don’t stop soon, the aver­age tem­per­a­ture will increase to lev­els that will end the favor­able cli­mate bal­ance on which our civ­i­liza­tion depends.

The world must come togeth­er and direct our gov­ern­ments to take on a glob­al chal­lenge. Our lead­er­ship is a pre­con­di­tion for suc­cess.

We need to demon­strate that we have reached the tip­ping point where polit­i­cal will demands our rep­re­sen­ta­tives take action to solve the cli­mate cri­sis. That’s why it’s so vital that mil­lions of peo­ple sign the Live Earth Pledge.

Ask five of your friends to sign the Live Earth pledge today by vis­it­ing:

www.liveearthpledge.org

The cli­mate cri­sis offers us the chance to expe­ri­ence what few gen­er­a­tions in his­to­ry have had the priv­i­lege of expe­ri­enc­ing: a mis­sion; a com­pelling moral pur­pose; a shared cause; and the thrill of being forced by cir­cum­stances to put aside the pet­ti­ness and con­flict of pol­i­tics and to embrace a gen­uine moral and spir­i­tu­al chal­lenge.

Please email five of your friends right now. Ask them to join us in this cause and sign the Live Earth Pledge today by vis­it­ing:

www.liveearthpledge.org

Our work begins now.

Thank you,

Al Gore

Oh Schmap’s Guide!

I got a nice notice/Flickr mail from Luke Ritchie (Man­ag­ing Edi­tor, Schmap Guide) let­ting me know that these pho­tos got pub­lished in the 3rd edi­tion of the Schmap SF Guide:

Cobb’s Com­e­dy Club
IMG 3319
Lori’s Din­er

Sweet­ness!