Thursday, September 24, 2009

Al Gore Praises Bloomberg From the Rooftops | NBC New York
"White is the new green," said Bloomberg, as he gathered with blue-state-loving former VP Al Gore and volunteers to paint Queens rooftops white.
"The issue of climate crisis goes beyond party politics," said Gore. "And I'm proud to endorse the leadership and the actions Mayor Bloomberg has taken. I am a recovering politician. I'm on about step nine. So I'm trying to stay out of the partisan races."
Yesterday: Gore fundraising for Perriello - The Scorecard -
Gore is urging his supporters to donate money to freshman Rep. Tom Perriello (D-Va.), one of the most endangered House Democrats. Perriello has been drawing fire from Republicans for supporting the cap-and-trade energy legislation that many conservative Democrats opposed.
UPDATE: My colleague Lisa Lerer reports that Gore has also sent out fundraising letters on behalf of Reps. Betsy Markey (D-Colo), Mary Jo Kilroy (D-Ohio) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.).
Beer or Wine?: [Which one prevents hurricanes?] -
Q I'm hosting a dinner party next week, and I'll be serving both beer and wine alongside the meal. Which has the lower carbon footprint?
[Why don't Pachauri, Gore or Hansen ever dress this way in public?] -
Members from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Asia-Pacific wore outfits made out with real lettuce leaves and held signs that read “Save the Planet, Go Vegetarian,” as they greeted passersby in downtown Tokyo last month.  PETA argues that switching to a vegetarian diet is the most effective way that anyone can do to fight climate change and reduce environmental destruction.

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