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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Session 2: ReFrame- Al Gore interstitial

Al Gore update. First off, you look good man, you look healthy.

More importantly, the arctic icecap is the beating heart of the world’s climate. Methane is flowing up out of bodies of water so quickly that we watched a researcher punch a hole in ice, light a match and make fire. A big one. Like a blow torch coming out of the ice they were standing on.

Lots of data about what’s going wrong (still) but a nice report on the reduction of new coal plants in the country.

But the idea of “clean coal” is wrong. There isn’t such a thing. And the parallel between that propaganda like… Joe Camel tobacco ads…

Proverb: “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.

“We need to go far, quickly. Meet me for breakfast on Friday.”- Al Gore

You’re 100 miles away Al! I’ll miss you!

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