Monday, December 10, 2007

Gore Accepts Nobel Prize

Gore accepts Nobel Peace Prize

Today, Al Gore accepted the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his work to combat Global Warming. Gore's speech was another plea that we realize the damage we have done, and continue to do, and finally decide to become active.

An excerpt from his speech:

"But unlike most other forms of pollution, CO2 is invisible, tasteless, and odorless — which has helped keep the truth about what it is doing to our climate out of sight and out of mind. Moreover, the catastrophe now threatening us is unprecedented — and we often confuse the unprecedented with the improbable.

We also find it hard to imagine making the massive changes that are now necessary to solve the crisis. And when large truths are genuinely inconvenient, whole societies can, at least for a time, ignore them. Yet as George Orwell reminds us: “Sooner or later a false belief bumps up against solid reality, usually on a battlefield.”

For more information here are some good websites:

EPA on Climate Change
Step It Up 2007
Bill McKibben
Natural Resources Defense Council
Al Gore

Stop Global Warming

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Drawing from New Ideas.

The New York Times did an animation on the advancements in Alternative Energy over the past year. It's pretty awesome.

Also, here is a video explaining how engineers and scientist are trying to figure out how to harness wave energy. One of the engineers described it as, "it's kind of like the shaking flashlight, except a little more complicated."