Global Warming Politics ≠ Partisanship

<p><img src="http://www.mistersustainable.com/images/capitol175.jpg" border="0" alt="" hspace="10" vspace="5" align="right" />If we really want to get a stranglehold on global warming before it strangles us, we must reform national energy policies (or lack thereof) in the capital of every industrialized nation, especially the United States.</p>
<p>This is <strong>not</strong> a partisan issue. The pro-drill legislation pending in Congress as you read this is a perfect example. However, the progress we need will not occur without embracing the political process. The good news is that it's possible to do just that without being partisan. For every American voter, this&nbsp;should evoke&nbsp;a sigh of relief since neither major political party can claim the high ground on energy policy.</p>
<p>The government of the United States has conservationists and pro-drilling advocates on both sides of the aisle. That's why the best way to go is by coordinating and amplifying vox populi, the voice of the people. Fortunately, Al Gore's wonderful $300 million <strong>We Can Solve It</strong> campaign is working to do just that.</p>
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<p>Opponents of energy reform, especially those with close ties to fossil fuel companies, know that they can continue to block our efforts by tearing our movement assunder every chance they get. Since the year 2001, they have been extremely effective at it (partly because they achieved so much stagnation during the 1980's and 1990's) but the tide of public opinion is changing.</p>
<p>Take a look at the 30-second video below. It is the latest commercial from <a href="http://WeCanSolveIt.org" target="_blank">WeCanSolveIt.org</a>. I have a feeling that it will inspire you to act just as much as it inspires me.</p>
<p><img src="http://www.mistersustainable.com/images/vanjones2.jpg" border="0" alt="" hspace="10" vspace="5" align="left" />If you need to know where to direct your response, of course you can and should make a financial contribution to <a href="http://WeCanSolveIt.org" target="_blank">WeCanSolveIt.org</a> but you have another option. On September 27, green warrior Van Jones and his organization are leading a national day of action to demand green jobs now. You can read all about it at <a href="http://GreenJobsNow.com" target="_blank">GreenJobsNow.com</a><br /> <br /> Van Jones gets it! He understands very well that we can combine energy reform with urban renewal and job training into a single initiative. I am an environmentalist first but love the work of Van Jones for the other reasons, too. Check out his <a href="http://GreenJobsNow.com" target="_blank">website</a> today!</p>
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<p><span style="font-size: xx-small;"><em><strong><span style="color: #006600;">&gt;&gt;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.keyboard-culture-global-warming.com">Be sure to visit Corbett's high-traffic expert blog on Keyboard Culture to read more.</a></span></strong></em></span></p>