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Climate change petition from Al Gore

Below is a petition from Al Gore to support his address to the Conference for the adoption of a treaty to address global warming…

Dear Friend,

In Bali, Indonesia thousands of delegates from nearly 190 countries have gathered at the UN Conference on Climate Change. In ten days, I will address the conference to urge the adoption of a visionary new treaty to address global warming and I want to bring your voices with me.

Click here to sign my petition today and I will bring your signatures on stage with me as a clear demonstration of our resolve:

Together, we will call on the US government to assume a new leadership role in solving the climate crisis.

World leaders including British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and newly elected Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd have all agreed to aggressively battle the climate crisis – yet our country still lags behind.

Over the next ten days, I would like you to help me get people from across the country to sign our message to the global community. We can demonstrate that the American people understand the immediacy of the climate crisis and want to work with the nations of the world to solve it. Time is short – we need to mobilize everyone to bring this message to Bali: http://climateprotect.org/standwithal

The American people want a visionary treaty to address climate change and for the US government to play a positive leadership role in its development.

Thank you,

Al Gore

P.S.After signing the petition, please urge your friends and family to sign the petition and join the movement. http://climateprotect.org/standwithal

The biofuel debate

Biofuels vs food – what is the farmer’s choice

Biofuels are liquid fuels made from biomass (plants and trees), and include biodiesel for trucks or generators and ethanol for cars or cooking. With all the buzz surrounding global warming, energy efficiency, more and more attention is placed on the use of biomass for generating fuel without leaving many carbon footprints.

This debate is interesting and almost academic to those discussing, but the farmer out in the far-flung rural area has to choose between changing his ratio of crops to lean more toward biofuels to the detriment of crops for nutrition.

One voice is already shouting foul, claiming that using crops to produce biofuels and replace the high cost of imported petrol is a “crime against humanity”, as he fears that more hunger will be the end result and not economic gain. The dash to cash (converting foodstuff such as maize and sugar into fuel) can create a disastrous outcome – using arable land for fuel and not for food as well

He called for a five-year ban on the practice.

Is the Moringa Plant a healthy and economic alternative?

More to come…

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