Tuesday, March 13, 2007

John Edwards on Global Warming...

We've debated here many times the topic of Global Warming and how much of it a cycle of nature versus how much is caused by Man. Yet in an email just received from the John Edwards for President campaign, he makes some valid points that I felt important enough to share with you here:
We cannot wait until the next president is elected to begin to take action on global warming. We all must take responsibility and do our part to stop global warming today—even if the current government refuses to act.

That's why today I’m announcing my commitment to make my campaign "carbon neutral"—meaning we will offset the impact of all our energy use to ensure that our campaign does not contribute to global warming.

To achieve carbon neutrality, we’re taking two big steps. First, we’re implementing a number of simple but effective techniques to conserve energy in our national and field offices. And I’ve asked my staff to take concrete steps to reduce their own energy consumption. Conserving energy now is the single biggest thing we all can do as individuals to combat global warming.

John Edwards honestly and openly admits he was not the first candidate to bring up the topic of Global Warming:
We weren't the first campaign to declare our efforts to become carbon neutral. Former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack had announced carbon neutrality for his campaign shortly before he withdrew a few weeks ago.

Currently, we're the only campaign in either party to make the carbon neutral pledge—but we hope we won’t be for long. Global warming doesn't stop at party lines and neither should our commitment to preventing it.

I hope that you will do your part as well to stop global warming by taking action to conserve energy in your home, office and personal life.

I am probably going to have to see if my grilling obsession would be considered harmful to the environment...While I debate that issue with myself, if you want more information you can visit the John Edward's website here.


Head Spinner Scott said...

It is a good first step.

I just think that the cost of doing nothing and hoping people are wrong about global warming is greater than the costs of doing something and being wrong. To me, that sounds like common sense.

I am sure that grilling does some damage. I hope it is offset by changing light bulbs, recycling, and trying to use less energy overall. If it is not, then I believe that global warming is a lie :-)

Hooda Thunkit said...

Very clever, this Edwards fellah.

However, I still maintain that man's miniscule impact on the so-called "global warming" is so little as to be insignificant, in the grand scheme of things.

Nevertheless, we should try to minimize our impact on the environment, because it is the right thing to do.

Any good conservative knows that.