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Gore's Call to Action

Friday, July 18, 2008

Yesterday, Al Gore delivered a speech in Washington calling for America's energy to be carbon-free in the next 10 years. Andrew Revkin, reporter with the New York Times and Joseph Romm of the Center for American Progress talk about the impact of Gore's speech.

Guests:

Andrew Revkin and Joseph Romm

Comments [25]

Jill Herbers

There was a discussion of climate changes, always being referred to as "down the road." Look around--they're here. Also, how depressing to have speakers like Andrew Revkin sitting around talking about how impossible this 10-year deadline is. How inspiring Gore is by contrast. Why don't we talk about what IS possible? What good does it do to simply say it isn't likely? This is America--if this initiative were based on everyone getting their Starbucks everyday or getting to see "Grey's Anatomy" at night, it would get done. We have to think that way. Of course we can get it done. And of course we can get people motivated about it--when something is on fire, as our planet is metaphorically starting to be, people do act, espeically Americans.

Jul. 23 2008 01:38 PM
tF from 10021

doc david
yachts don't pay for themselves.

Jul. 18 2008 10:34 AM
Hank from ny

Hey good think none of these comments were acknowledge on air and no calls were taken, otherwise there wouldn't have been time left for the next guest and the dead air.

Jul. 18 2008 10:33 AM
t from 11211

doc david

Jul. 18 2008 10:32 AM
David from Manhattan

It seems to me that meeting Gore's challenge will ultimately result in an economic boom and a society-wide shift equivalent to the industrial or digital revolutions. By taking the lead globally, and investing and legislating now, the dividends would be tremendous. It really is the only way forward.

Jul. 18 2008 10:32 AM
doctor david from Lower East Side

How about the oil companies make LESS profit. Isn't 300 BILLION dollars kind of a lot? They could lower price at the pump today and still make 100 Billion profits.

I know politicians cannot suggest regulating oil companies like CON ED is regulated, but WNYC can.

please? Or are you owned by big oil as well??

dr david

Jul. 18 2008 10:27 AM
O from Forest Hills

30 years of Raganomics coming home to roost.

Jul. 18 2008 10:26 AM
hjs from 11211

one of the first things reagan did was to tear the solar panels off the white house

Jul. 18 2008 10:25 AM
O from Forest Hills

#14 yes and a pun on his last name.

Jul. 18 2008 10:24 AM
Lance from Manhattan

Already the naysayers.
"It can't be done in 10 years!"
"Where's the money going to come from?"
These are the very attitudes that have kept us slaves to foreign oil, despite the best intentions 30 years ago of Jimmy Carter, as well as his successors.

Jul. 18 2008 10:22 AM
hjs from 11211

o
is weedwhacker a drug reference?

Jul. 18 2008 10:22 AM
Susan from Kingston, New York

As a country, we need to conserve and transition to clean renewable energy NOW! If we don't we will left behind!

Jul. 18 2008 10:22 AM
Suzanne Charle' from Manhattan

As to the competitive nature of alternate forms of energy v. oil/coal. Con Ed currently allows consumers the choice of renewable energy. I signed up for a year, and despite the tax breaks given to oil and coal industry, so far my bills have been less than 10 percent higher than the oil/coal electricity delivered by Con Ed. Give the wind, solar and tidal sources the same break, and I'd like to see what happens.

Jul. 18 2008 10:22 AM
O from Forest Hills

I think our next door neighbor that changes their underwear once a year, has a cockroach infested apartment and hangs chicken out on their balcony after they skin them would be a better choice than good old weedwhacker President we have now.

Jul. 18 2008 10:19 AM
hjs from 11211

Califano
lol
bush was better?

Jul. 18 2008 10:15 AM
Gary from Manhattan

Amy, please ask your guests how much energy is lost along the power lines from the power plant to the end user. I heard 90% of energy is lost in that process.

Jul. 18 2008 10:14 AM
hjs from 11211

o
i don't think he did,
just time with the family i would guess

Jul. 18 2008 10:14 AM
John Lobell from Manhattan

I 100% agree with Gore, but I am disgusted by those who seek to prevent off shore drilling in the mean time. The sending of our wealth to the middle east will soon be seen as the most damaging thing done to this country in its history.

Jul. 18 2008 10:12 AM
Jesse Califano from NYC/ TPA/

Al Gore-
What a pompous alarmist jackass- Thank goodness he was ONLY the Vice President... and thank goodness AGAIN, that President Clinton remained healthy while in office!
And thank goodness yet again for Floridian Republican and Independent voter! in 2000!!

Jul. 18 2008 10:12 AM
O from Forest Hills

The AM 820 stream is working.

Is Brian okay? Did he say he would be off and I just tuned it out? Anyone remember?

Jul. 18 2008 10:09 AM
JJ from WaHI

I hope the Internet stream will be working during the show!?

Jul. 18 2008 10:03 AM
Hank from ny

Yes you're right without government mandates, we're slaves to the Arabs.

Jul. 18 2008 09:43 AM
POd from nyc

a
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/3210/01-ask.html
http://www.eere.energy.gov/hydrogenandfuelcells/
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/3210/01-car-nf.html

Jul. 18 2008 09:41 AM
POd from nyc

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/3210/01-ask.html
http://www.eere.energy.gov/hydrogenandfuelcells/
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/3210/01-car-nf.html

Jul. 18 2008 09:39 AM
POd from nyc

PBS Nova did a show on the Hydrogen Engine.
it exists now.
Why doesnt the US mandate it in cars?
Why not mandate hybrids now?
This whole thing is a game.

Jul. 18 2008 09:30 AM

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