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April 22, 2005

Stop Global Warming - Join the Virtual March!

If there's ONE thing you must do today on EARTH DAY, it's sign up for this virtual march to stop global warming. This campaign has great potential to be huge and your participation will be invaluable. Join me on this march!


People who are suckers for big names (maybe I'm one of these people, maybe I'm not) read on.

Laurie David is the Founder of this campaign:


...and is also the fortunate wife of Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Seinfeld creator). I had to include this even though it's only marginally relevant:

[Q asked to Laurie David] Your husband made a hilarious speech at an NRDC event in which he described his early impressions of you as "a materialistic, narcissistic, superficial, bosomy woman from Long Island ... But then after a few short months I began to sense that something had changed. She started peppering her conversation with words like ozone layer, sustainable forestry, and toxic runoff ... what was now all too painfully obvious was that I, Larry David, the shallowest man in the world, had married an environmentalist." - Grist Magazine interview

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a long-time inspirational environmental leader and a leader on this march:


John McCain, the Senator everyone loves! is also signed up and leading the march!


And finally, the biggest name in my book...my hardworking heartthrob Jonah Peretti. I went to bed at 3 am as Jonah and Laurie were on the phone putting finishing touches on the site and I awoke at 7 am to Jonah's "it's launched!!"

The earth thanks you!


I don't know...

This sounds alot like one of those "no dinner, dinners"

Virtual march?

Online petition I could do...
Virtual March...now thats borderline dishonest (read: bush admin tactics/policies/nomonies)

Posted by: me of me inc. at April 22, 2005 12:43 PM

This looks totally great! (where are those other photos)?

Posted by: Lauren Cornell at April 22, 2005 1:44 PM

Please, lets avoid Robert Kennedy, Jr. or any Kennedy for that matter. They have lost all credibility, and I'm a liberal.

This is the same Robert Kennedy who is against offshore windmills as they will ruin his view from the Kennedy compound.

Lauri David is a dish! and from Long Island to boot. She's perfect!

Posted by: BOB at April 22, 2005 3:50 PM

Having studied the life and physical sciences extensively (including their practical applications), I believe the issue of global warming to be "Much Ado About Nothing" – at this point. The linkage between global warming and unending "doom and gloom" scenarios by some groups and (to a larger extent) the media is foppish. It's sexy and titillating discussion, no doubt, but peek under the cover at the science and the majority of people toss it aside to the coffee table.

The Earth has been around far longer than humankind, and ample evidence is present in the geologic and climatologic records that reflect numerous past warming trends - (shockingly) long before humanity's rise to prominence on the Earth (the recent Industrial Age notwithstanding, of course). That being the case, why attempt to manipulate Nature further (as if we could) when no definitive outcomes are certain or even theorized within a majority percentage of likelihood?

The Earth finds its own balance or equilibrium, as witnessed by a series of complex and inter-related cycles (e.g., carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, and water). A number of global catastrophes have impacted the Earth since its birth about four billion (ah… that’s billion with a ‘b’) years ago. (As a request, let’s avoid the on-going evolution vs. intelligent design debate for the moment…) The equilibrium is punctuated for a time but always shifts to reassert itself. Le Chatelier's Principle - A system at equilibrium subjected to a stress will adjust to relieve the stress and restore equilibrium.

Personally, my global disaster concerns are focused away from the Earth for mostly two reasons.

The first reason is practical and a little selfish in that (avoiding a socio-moral discussion on humanity) it's not a good idea for humankind to keep all its eggs in one basket (hey, one hit from a 500+ meter-wide extraterrestrial body and you can kiss any concerns about global warming bye-bye).

The second reason is factual where the linkage between global warming and pessimistic climiatogical scenarios remains (admittedly by a majority of scientists) speculative (any weather system is an inherently chaotic system allowing meteorology to predict the weather only a few days in the future), the Earth WILL be impacted again by an extraterrestrial object. The result may be small, causing only local damage (1,000 km radius), which isn’t necessarily so bad as long as you’re outside the radius, or it may be big, resulting in apocalyptic disaster. "Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling! Forty years of darkness, earthquakes, volcanoes, the dead rising from the grave! Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria!" – Drs. Raymond Stantz and Peter Venkman.

In summary, the only definitive conclusion of some people's (almost religious) assertions that humanity is the primary cause of global warming is hubris.

Posted by: |mr|Darcy at April 25, 2005 12:19 PM

Andrea - bad link


otherwise the site looks great!


Posted by: Mike NYC at April 26, 2005 12:42 PM

Why not hold off on that Alaska oil as a safety stash? We can always drill it later when it's more valuable, and when our extractive technologies are safer, more effective and more efficient.

Posted by: ferd at April 26, 2005 11:19 PM
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