No, not a sequel, but a debrief. WorldChanging was one of the myriad enviro-activist sites trying to use this summer's big disaster movie The Day After Tomorrow as a soapbox to talk about the dangers of climate change. Don't remember that? See here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, oh, and here, among others. Ahem.
Marty Kearns at Network-Centric Advocacy, another of the "Passion the DAT" leaders, wants a "movie campaign debrief," exploring questions such as:
Given what we now know.. what should we have funded, what were dumb ideas that would not have worked (i started some of them) if we funded them and what should we think about for the next movie that can help us move an agenda [...] were blogs important in the dicussion of climate change related to the movie? Would that have been a good investment?
Step in the right direction?
An international solution for the fastest growing source of Climate change pollution: Airline Exhaust.
Two small companies do what 170 Kyoto Protocol signatories could not and what the usa would not...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
International private sector partnership attempts to tackle "Kyoto
Protocol Exempt Global Airline Industry's Pollution," -one traveler at a
Greenwood Lake, New York (Reuters) July 6, 2004 1200GMT The Global
Airline Industry is sharply reducing the positive environmental benefits
of the Kyoto Protocol.
The largest negative impact of air travel is the jet greenhouse gas
emissions. The UK-USA private sector partnership between Climatecare.org
and vacationtechnician.com presents an elegant solution to offset one of
the largest unchecked catalysts driving global climate change, widely
known as Global Warming.
Despite the global airline industry's heavy environmental toll, guidelines
on international aircraft emissions were excluded from the Kyoto protocol
on climate change and aviation fuel is tax-exempt. High altitude airline
exhaust is one of the largest growing sources of greenhouse gases. The
exponential growth of low cost air carriers worldwide is only serving to
compound the problem.
'At the Third Session of the Conference of the Parties in Kyoto,
international aviation emissions were not included in the agreed targets,
because of the difficulties that had arisen over the methodologies for
allocating these emissions.'
Example: during a typical flight from Europe and the USA to Africa: from
London to Johannesburg each passenger is responsible for 2.5 tons of CO2
while if flying from New York, this rises to 3.5 tons!
The Vacation Technician Company offers a convenient way of both
calculating these emissions and "repairing" their negative impact on
Earth's atmosphere. Each vacationtechnician.com client is consulted
regarding the carbon created by their flight. Clients are then asked to
make a distance calculated "offset" or financial contribution which funds
a CO2 reduction project in a financially less fortunate country,
professionally managed by Climatecare.org
"Beneath the glamorous high-flying image of aviation is a grossly
polluting industry," said Paul de Zylva, head of Friends of the Earth in
"Amid years of scientific warnings on Climate Change and Global Warming,
real conservation options have been non existent for environmentally
sensitive air travelers," says David Chamberlain, director of
vacationtechnician.com. "We are excited to enable our clients an option to
"offset" the excessive greenhouse gas and carbon emissions generated as
they fly to the most enchanting wilderness retreats in the world."
Climate Care was formed in 1998 as a limited company, to help individuals
and organizations reduce their own impact on global warming. Then, as now,
we were in no doubt of the enormity of the challenge, but we reasoned:
"One World. One Climate. Two Choices." The first choice is to ignore the
problem and hope it will go away by itself. The second choice is to
acknowledge the problem and then take sensible, sure steps to resolving
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our rapidly diminishing natural areas worldwide. Luxury adventure never
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