What Are You Doing To Solve The Climate Crisis?

The petition I have up at Tree Nation is asking people to pledge to become climate messengers in response to Al Gore's movie and book An Inconvenient Truth, and has drawn signatures from around the world of those pledging to do just that. And for every 100 signatures, Tree Nation (which is also sponsored by the UNEP) has planted a tree in Niger in their goal to plant 8 million trees in the shape of a heart.

I want to show some of the responses (names withheld) to give you an understanding of what people globally are thinking and pledging to do because this damn well is important news. And these are just the signatures with comments. There are hundreds more from countries all over the world pledging to become climate messengers in response to Mr. Gore's environmental work, because this work is crucial to the sustainability of our planet. Therefore, I would also like to ask: What are you doing to solve this crisis? What are you doing to help him?

With the release of An Inconvenient Truth last May, Mr. Gore and the producers have managed to raise awareness of this crisis and our part in it to a level that will hopefully be sustained enough this year to warrant some real progress. This petition will be sent by me to Mr. Gore directly to Nashville, TN, U.S.A at the end of this month to show him the amount of support people have for his work on the climate crisis, and to show their signatures pledging to help him by becoming climate messengers and beginning the work necessary that must be done now to see positive change. We can all do it this year. This can be the year we finally show our Earth that we truly do care for her. Please sign this petition for your planet and make a commitment you will never regret.

2007-06-01 World Clean Air Forest Initiative Toronto Canada / Bonjour from Canada/ The World Clean Air Forest Campaign is a multi-thousand member private citizen group in Canada and proud partner of the United Nations Environment Programme/ Billion Tree Campaign. We make the Pledge with great humility and congratulate you for responding to the "Truth Force" of Mr.Gore's crystal message. We Canadians stand as one lifeforce with your members to fuel that message to its univesial maturity and halt NOW the Climate Genocide flowing into our souls

2007-06-01 United States/ I pledge to my personal part and pass it forward

2007-05-19 United States/ Great initiative. We need to see more innovative approaches to global warming like this. Global warming is happening NOW, and at accelerating speed. Let us all act in the best interest of earth and our environment. (I will post this petition on some of the groups I am on in www.Care2.com to help spread the word).

2007-05-06 United States / I was always "aware" that the climate was being damaged. But last month I went to a lecture at Bellarmine University in Louisville where a women effectively showed the REAL damage being caused. I am left half-way speechless.I say half-way because I can no longer just be "aware", I now am forced to act. I wish more could know the truth. I think most just don't know.

2007-04-21 United Kingdom / If everyone who signs this petition makes one change in their lifestyle to help the planet it will help our children have a better future, goodluck x

2007-04-20 France/ Hy there! Hope governments as well as all of us will be able to save the planet! we need to act anyway!

2007-04-19 United States / I pledge to be more mindful of the earth than ever before this year, nurture nature, and hope to even plant one of these tree-nation trees independent of the trees planted in honor of this petition. Don't forget to S.I.N.G (Sympathize with all life, involve yourself, nurture nature, and not only grow more plants, but grow in spirit as well!), nature loves to hear it!

2007-04-18 United Kingdom / This is the only planet we has so isn't it in all our best interests to look after it! Work with the Earth and not against it! Be proud that we'll have something left for our future generations!!!

2007-04-17 United States / What a beautiful project and commitment, well worth any effort.

2007-04-16 United Kingdom / Your goal is just 1000 signatures? How about thinking big, how about going for 1 million or a billion? Just imagine - 1 billion custodians of mother earth creating a future for our children........... Keep up the great work - but think BIG; our Mother needs us! xxx
2007-04-06 Canada/ Thank you sooo much for doing this, i think this is one other great initiative towards the future of our earth and its population! Hopes up everyone!

2007-04-05 United States / I pledge to spread the word as much as possible!!

2007-04-03 United States / I've been working toward this goal for many years now. I pledge to continue my efforts for Mother Earth and all life upong it. Further I promise to work even harder to find more ways to help, spread the word and support those who have also committed to this most important endeavor.

2007-04-03 United States / I pledge to do as much as possible to save this planet.

2007-03-28 United States/ It is such an important issue for the present and the future. It affects all things living as well as the planets eco-system. We all need to do more to protect our children and their children. Wake Up and do your part! That's all that's asked of anyone.

2007-03-28 United States / I have been talking to anyone who will listen on this subject for some time now. I am terrified that we will have destroyed our planet before my son is old enough to really appreciate it. There is no reason for this. I signed Mr. Gore's petition when he went to Washington last week and I will continue to do what it takes to get this issue to take priority in this country.

2007-03-28 United States / So many people are in denial. My husband and I have been writing about these issues for several years now. To help our planet heal may be much tougher than most people think. The damage is deep and the solutions will take many sacrifices of changing our ways profoundly.

2007-03-27 United States / Thank you, Mr. Gore for the hard work and commitment you've shown to fighting for this cause. I pledge to do my part, too!

2007-03-27 United States/ I have been speaking on this subject since 1970. I plan to continue to live as lightly on the planet as I can.

2007-03-27 United States / There is a cancer growing on this planet and guess what folks, it's us. Which is more important, running around in your big SUV with the kids watching sponge Bob or having an environment and atmosphere that will support life for your kids and their kids. We can have it all but first we have figure a way to do it without oil. Here's an idea, why don't we take that hundred billion that move-on wants to give Bush for the war effort and give it all to researching a way out of this mess. WAR NO MORE

2007-03-25 United States/ If we could treat our tree's and our air like our drinking water. We might slow down enough to actually enjoy the journey of life.........

2007-03-24 United States / OUr environment means every thing ! The climate must be taken care of Air is our lifeforce. Along with the other elements of life....water and soil. Trees are a must to purify the air by making air.

2007-03-22 Canada/ we are killing our mother...

2007-03-15 United States/ Trees also give us fresh water, as forests seed clouds by transpiration and the streams and rivers from the forests are among the purest fresh waters on Earth. We can't live without trees.

2007-03-21 Canada/ Enough with the denial!Humans destroy habitats by pumping nasties into the atmosphere on a daily basis. How bad do the disasters have to get before the world wakes up & takes some positive action for change?
2007-03-20 United States / I do all that I can to help the planet and the species on it. I also encourage others to do the same by being a role modle for change. I recycle my own things, my mothers, my co-workers. I'm going to the recycle center anyway so I take thier things too. My yard is organic and critter friendly. I plant more things every year and plan to put in a water feature. I participate in environmental clean ups. I sign petitions. I do fund raisers. I teach children to value nature.
2007-03-20 United States/ The polar bears are starving and drowning because their ice is melting. Will someone please help them! Julia

2007-03-20 United States/ Mother earth needs our help now and it's time for us the people of the world to give it back by, planting trees and other important things for mother earth. We the people only "CAN" only safe mother earth. Each of us have responsiblities to do good things for mother earth. Please do your share.

2007-03-20 United States/ To me, this is my religion...My love and respect for our Mother Earth...and just like anyone else's religion, it is my duty to spread the "word" to others, that we all need to unite as one and take better care of our blessed Earth, to prevent Global Warming.

2007-03-20 United States/ Treat Mother Earth with Respect...Plant Trees... Help Keep Forests Alive
2007-03-19 Spain/ We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. Native American Proverb

2007-03-19 United States/ Save this earth for all future life to enjoy!!! Stop destroying its beauty and save the wolves from aeriel gunning in alaska and save the animals and planet!!! These things and more should never be said but it appears to me that they need to be. When will people learn?

2007-03-19 new delhi India/ we are the ones who destroyed our mother nature and now if we have to survive we have to take care of our mother so i pledge to help save our beautiful planet

2007-03-19 United States/ The problem is that not nearly enough people believe this is a man made problem - but IT IS - and only by changing can this be stopped . To put it in terms some may understand our Beautiful mother earth is our fish tank ! If we dont keep her clean and free of pollution and kept at a proper temperature With fresh plants & oxygen all life in it will perish ! If humans dont fix the problem they will kill us all & Gods innocent creatures as well ! WAKE UP ! All of us can do somthing to help !!!!!

2007-03-19 Netherlands/Plant more trees if you can, try to bike more and do not invest in new cars.

2007-03-19 United States/Keep on planting trees; 25+ feet apart, shade trees in shade, sun trees in sun, food trees for wildlife, water trees in wet areas, lots of maple, oak, ash and cedar, shade cloth if needed and water well for the first 2-3 years.

2007-03-19 United States/ I will do everything to help Mother Earth. Educating the masses is a must!

2007-03-19 United States/ I will do all I can to do my part!!!

2007-03-19 United States/ I think in order to be a climate messenger 2 things are necessary: 1) make an effort to live as sustainably as possible (not walking the walk is a little disingenuous) and 2) spread info about the dangers of global warming AND the great chance we now have to work for a better world. Often it's not just indifference when people don't take action but also lack of knowledge.
2007-03-08 United States/ How can man as an intelligent being allow another to slaughter these precious animals of the sea. The dolphins have an intelligence comaprable to our own.....Is man trying to kill off an animal that is so much like him and eventually mankind too? The time has come for all countries to put extreme pressure on Japan & other countries involved in the killing of dolphins & whales. These killing are not morally right no matter how one looks at it.....STOP THE KILLINGS!

2007-03-19 United States/ We have already changed our entire way of Life. As Native American/Met'is, I am proud of my culture which loves and respects ALL of Mother Earth and Creator's "Art work."

2007-03-19 United States/ Beat the Heat member, energy subcommittee, using LED lights where I can.

2007-03-19 Mexico/ I've planted dozens of trees, and I intend to plant many more.

2007-03-19 Mexico/ Hopefully we dont only sign petitions to save owr mother land, our big house, but really change our behavior and our way of living.

2007-03-19 United States/ I'm a vegan and try to make my footprint on our mother Earth as small as possible. It does little good to plant trees when there is massive deforestation in other parts of the world so that people can enjoy a big mac or blow their nose in a kleenex. Massive changes need to be made. Wake up people!

2007-03-19 United States / I have a very small yard and even I have planted 4 trees and two shrubs since living here so there is no excuse for everyone to not plant at least one tree because I truly believe trees are the answere to solving the global warming issue.

2007-03-19 United States/ without trees, our air quality is going to get worse. will you miss the rustle of the leaves during springtime rains??? I know i would

2007-03-19 United States/ Nothing is more important for all of us than preserving and rebuilding the damage we've done to our beloved world.

2007-03-19 Queensland Australia/ as john lennon would say POWER TO THE PEOPLE

2007-03-18 Canada/ Too late, but I'll sign out of a desperate hope

2007-03-18 Manila Philippines, The / This is worthwhile cause. I hope people inthis world should plant trees.. even once in his/her lifetime and that would mean a billion trees. I do hope also that loggers close to politicians in the Philippines stop!!! cutting trees.

2007-03-18 United States/ This is truly a global concern and must be a global effort.

2007-03-18 United States/ I've noticed something that few people pay much attention to and that is the cutting of "millions" of trees everywhere on an annual bases. "Christmas" trees are grown by the millions every year without regard to how important they would be if we wouldn't cut them for cosmetics and a fire hazard that sits in our homes each year. As long as people keep buying them they will continue to be chopped down. What a shame on us to continue this practice, and what a blessing it would be to let them "live".

2007-03-18 Canada / It takes more than just trees! We need to cut down on ALL petro-chemical products, plastics is an easy place to start, bring your own cotton shopping bags to do your groceries!

2007-03-18 Melbourne Australia/ Mother Earth is an intelligent system and will cleanse herself leading up to 2012 and beyond. Now it is inevitable...

2007-03-18 United States/ We're destroying Mother Earth daily. Please help replenish her by planting a tree!

2007-03-18 Sofia Bulgaria/ If we don't keep and look after our Planet, our Home, who will?!

2007-03-18 Canada/ We can and should do better in this fight, let's keep on going !

2007-03-18 United States/ Do we not see the parakeets dying? It is time to act in ways that may help change the current atmospheric trend. We have but ourselves as weapons in this battle. Suit up friends and change the way you live.

2007-03-18 United States/ The planet will survive in any case. It's about us.

2007-03-18 United States/ I live as green a lifestyle as I can; I spread awareness online; I sign petitions; II LOVE earth and I my frist love as a child was NATURE and the wild- it breaks my heart to see this happening and I am eager to see the beautiful nature lands thrive, and hopefully, grow bigger than they've been for decades!!!

2007-03-18 United States/ I have planted trees for many years, each one of us CAN make a difference, one tree at a time!

2007-03-18 United States/ No one knows how much time we have to stop the damage and to try to correct damage done. It could be Now or Never. Is it worth gambling on this? I THINK NOT.

2007-03-18 United States/ Plant trees and try and help save a few from clear cutting. They help clense the air that sustains all living life.

2007-03-18 United States/ Let's try to live more humble and more green for Mother Earth. She may well destroy people, but, She will continue on with new Earthlings.

2007-03-18 United States/ We must do all that we can NOW to make the world sustainable for years to come!!

2007-03-18 Beirut Lebanon/ We need to face the reality and help the future of our children.

2007-03-17 North Pole United States/ It is imperative we all wake up to these realities fast. One of the greatest dangers to our planet are the nature of war. Modern War with modern weapons is pollution and destruction on a scale never before seen. It is critical these issues be resolved before they escalate to unthinkable magnitude!

2007-03-16 United States/ It's vital to get off the "destructive" path, and create a new "productive" one. The world must focus and collaborate together to develope solutions, and strive to protect our planet and all of our resources. Let's not waste precious time arguing over issues, Let's resolve them!

2007-03-15 Scania Sweden/ Thanks - I pledge to work in the spirit of Al Gore's, continuing my promoting of Lester R Brown's Plan B 2.0 and my long-time support of tree-planting and tree-rescuing with The Eden-foundation in Zahout/Niger and the Swedish part of the Green Belt Movement, called Vi-skogen (=Our forest), and the Swed. Soc. f. Nature Cons., which also works for the old large forests in the north. I hope Tree Nation will learn the direct seeding method of draught resistant trees and plants used by Eden foundation

2007-03-14 United States / Far too many people are still so very ignorant of the importance of trees to the environment , to wildlife , and to humans , themselves . Ge the word out .

2007-03-14 United States / The message that I will try to weave into my communication about this is Al Gore's statement that our old habits plus new technology is the best way to create substantial change. It makes change feasible and less intimidating to people who don't want our world to change.

2007-03-14 Canada/ Please, for the sake of generations to come, of persons and nature and mammals, please tell your neighbours of what we all know is happening to our planet. If we don't change out ATTITUDES NOW... by the year 2065, scientists like Dr. David Suzuki and his foundation, have forcast, the planet of Earth as we know it, will be at it's end. Please, spread your educated knowlege. Let's leave a world behind for our grandchildrens' grandchildren to enjoy.

2007-03-11 United States/ Thank you for everything you have done. Please continue to promote energy conservation and clean sustainable energy creation. Climate Change is moving too fast for any of us to delay taking every action possible to mitigate our share of the damage done to all of creation. Going Carbon Neutral is not enough. It is merely a good start.

2007-03-10 United States/ Thank you for caring about the next generation!

2007-03-09 United States/ Even with Al Gore's movie, many people still do not believe that the climate change is a result of man-made activities. We need to constantly work to find ways to help others understand the affects and importance of climate change, and what we can do to make a difference.

2007-03-07 Spain / P.A.T.C.H is a beautiful initiative that everyone should support. It will only bring us positive things, and in such away that we can all work together, no matter who we are. is asking people to pledge to become climate messengers and has drawn signatures from around the world. I want to show some of the responses (names withheld) to give you an understanding of what people globally are thinking and pledging to do because this damn well is important news. And these are just the signatures with comments. There are hundreds more from countries all over the world pledging to become climate messengers. What are you doing to solve this crisis?
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With the release of An Inconvenient Truth last May, Mr. Gore and the producers have managed to raise awareness of this crisis and our part in it to a level that will hopefully be sustained enough this year to warrant some real progress. This petition will be sent by me to Mr. Gore directly to Nashville, TN, U.S.A at the end of this month to show him the amount of support people have for his work on the climate crisis, and to show their signatures pledging to help him that they will become climate messengers and begin the work necessary that must be done now to see positive change. We can all do it this year. This can be the year we finally show our Earth that we truly do care for her.
Please sign this petition for your planet and make a commitment you will never regret. Post your ideas in our group!!

2007-06-01 World Clean Air Forest Initiative Toronto Canada / Bonjour from Canada/ The World Clean Air Forest Campaign is a multi-thousand member private citizen group in Canada and proud partner of the United Nations Environment Programme/ Billion Tree Campaign. We make the Pledge with great humility and congratulate you for responding to the "Truth Force" of Mr.Gore's crystal message. We Canadians stand as one lifeforce with your members to fuel that message to its univesial maturity and halt NOW the Climate Genocide flowing into our souls

2007-06-01 United States/ I pledge to my personal part and pass it forward

2007-05-19 United States/ Great initiative. We need to see more innovative approaches to global warming like this. Global warming is happening NOW, and at accelerating speed. Let us all act in the best interest of earth and our environment. (I will post this petition on some of the groups I am on in www.Care2.com to help spread the word).

2007-05-06 United States / I was always "aware" that the climate was being damaged. But last month I went to a lecture at Bellarmine University in Louisville where a women effectively showed the REAL damage being caused. I am left half-way speechless.I say half-way because I can no longer just be "aware", I now am forced to act. I wish more could know the truth. I think most just don't know.

2007-04-21 United Kingdom / If everyone who signs this petition makes one change in their lifestyle to help the planet it will help our children have a better future, goodluck x

2007-04-20 France/ Hy there! Hope governments as well as all of us will be able to save the planet! we need to act anyway!

2007-04-19 United States / I pledge to be more mindful of the earth than ever before this year, nurture nature, and hope to even plant one of these tree-nation trees independent of the trees planted in honor of this petition. Don't forget to S.I.N.G (Sympathize with all life, involve yourself, nurture nature, and not only grow more plants, but grow in spirit as well!), nature loves to hear it!

2007-04-18 United Kingdom / This is the only planet we has so isn't it in all our best interests to look after it! Work with the Earth and not against it! Be proud that we'll have something left for our future generations!!!

2007-04-17 United States / What a beautiful project and commitment, well worth any effort.

2007-04-16 United Kingdom / Your goal is just 1000 signatures? How about thinking big, how about going for 1 million or a billion? Just imagine - 1 billion custodians of mother earth creating a future for our children........... Keep up the great work - but think BIG; our Mother needs us! xxx
2007-04-06 Canada/ Thank you sooo much for doing this, i think this is one other great initiative towards the future of our earth and its population! Hopes up everyone!

2007-04-05 United States / I pledge to spread the word as much as possible!!

2007-04-03 United States / I've been working toward this goal for many years now. I pledge to continue my efforts for Mother Earth and all life upong it. Further I promise to work even harder to find more ways to help, spread the word and support those who have also committed to this most important endeavor.

2007-04-03 United States / I pledge to do as much as possible to save this planet.

2007-03-28 United States/ It is such an important issue for the present and the future. It affects all things living as well as the planets eco-system. We all need to do more to protect our children and their children. Wake Up and do your part! That's all that's asked of anyone.

2007-03-28 United States / I have been talking to anyone who will listen on this subject for some time now. I am terrified that we will have destroyed our planet before my son is old enough to really appreciate it. There is no reason for this. I signed Mr. Gore's petition when he went to Washington last week and I will continue to do what it takes to get this issue to take priority in this country.

2007-03-28 United States / So many people are in denial. My husband and I have been writing about these issues for several years now. To help our planet heal may be much tougher than most people think. The damage is deep and the solutions will take many sacrifices of changing our ways profoundly.

2007-03-27 United States / Thank you, Mr. Gore for the hard work and commitment you've shown to fighting for this cause. I pledge to do my part, too!

2007-03-27 United States/ I have been speaking on this subject since 1970. I plan to continue to live as lightly on the planet as I can.

2007-03-27 United States / There is a cancer growing on this planet and guess what folks, it's us. Which is more important, running around in your big SUV with the kids watching sponge Bob or having an environment and atmosphere that will support life for your kids and their kids. We can have it all but first we have figure a way to do it without oil. Here's an idea, why don't we take that hundred billion that move-on wants to give Bush for the war effort and give it all to researching a way out of this mess. WAR NO MORE

2007-03-25 United States/ If we could treat our tree's and our air like our drinking water. We might slow down enough to actually enjoy the journey of life.........

2007-03-24 United States / OUr environment means every thing ! The climate must be taken care of Air is our lifeforce. Along with the other elements of life....water and soil. Trees are a must to purify the air by making air.

2007-03-22 Canada/ we are killing our mother...

2007-03-15 United States/ Trees also give us fresh water, as forests seed clouds by transpiration and the streams and rivers from the forests are among the purest fresh waters on Earth. We can't live without trees.

2007-03-21 Canada/ Enough with the denial!Humans destroy habitats by pumping nasties into the atmosphere on a daily basis. How bad do the disasters have to get before the world wakes up & takes some positive action for change?
2007-03-20 United States / I do all that I can to help the planet and the species on it. I also encourage others to do the same by being a role modle for change. I recycle my own things, my mothers, my co-workers. I'm going to the recycle center anyway so I take thier things too. My yard is organic and critter friendly. I plant more things every year and plan to put in a water feature. I participate in environmental clean ups. I sign petitions. I do fund raisers. I teach children to value nature.
2007-03-20 United States/ The polar bears are starving and drowning because their ice is melting. Will someone please help them! Julia

2007-03-20 United States/ Mother earth needs our help now and it's time for us the people of the world to give it back by, planting trees and other important things for mother earth. We the people only "CAN" only safe mother earth. Each of us have responsiblities to do good things for mother earth. Please do your share.

2007-03-20 United States/ To me, this is my religion...My love and respect for our Mother Earth...and just like anyone else's religion, it is my duty to spread the "word" to others, that we all need to unite as one and take better care of our blessed Earth, to prevent Global Warming.

2007-03-20 United States/ Treat Mother Earth with Respect...Plant Trees... Help Keep Forests Alive
2007-03-19 Spain/ We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. Native American Proverb

2007-03-19 United States/ Save this earth for all future life to enjoy!!! Stop destroying its beauty and save the wolves from aeriel gunning in alaska and save the animals and planet!!! These things and more should never be said but it appears to me that they need to be. When will people learn?

2007-03-19 new delhi India/ we are the ones who destroyed our mother nature and now if we have to survive we have to take care of our mother so i pledge to help save our beautiful planet

2007-03-19 United States/ The problem is that not nearly enough people believe this is a man made problem - but IT IS - and only by changing can this be stopped . To put it in terms some may understand our Beautiful mother earth is our fish tank ! If we dont keep her clean and free of pollution and kept at a proper temperature With fresh plants & oxygen all life in it will perish ! If humans dont fix the problem they will kill us all & Gods innocent creatures as well ! WAKE UP ! All of us can do somthing to help !!!!!

2007-03-19 Netherlands/Plant more trees if you can, try to bike more and do not invest in new cars.

2007-03-19 United States/Keep on planting trees; 25+ feet apart, shade trees in shade, sun trees in sun, food trees for wildlife, water trees in wet areas, lots of maple, oak, ash and cedar, shade cloth if needed and water well for the first 2-3 years.

2007-03-19 United States/ I will do everything to help Mother Earth. Educating the masses is a must!

2007-03-19 United States/ I will do all I can to do my part!!!

2007-03-19 United States/ I think in order to be a climate messenger 2 things are necessary: 1) make an effort to live as sustainably as possible (not walking the walk is a little disingenuous) and 2) spread info about the dangers of global warming AND the great chance we now have to work for a better world. Often it's not just indifference when people don't take action but also lack of knowledge.
2007-03-08 United States/ How can man as an intelligent being allow another to slaughter these precious animals of the sea. The dolphins have an intelligence comaprable to our own.....Is man trying to kill off an animal that is so much like him and eventually mankind too? The time has come for all countries to put extreme pressure on Japan & other countries involved in the killing of dolphins & whales. These killing are not morally right no matter how one looks at it.....STOP THE KILLINGS!

2007-03-19 United States/ We have already changed our entire way of Life. As Native American/Met'is, I am proud of my culture which loves and respects ALL of Mother Earth and Creator's "Art work."

2007-03-19 United States/ Beat the Heat member, energy subcommittee, using LED lights where I can.

2007-03-19 Mexico/ I've planted dozens of trees, and I intend to plant many more.

2007-03-19 Mexico/ Hopefully we dont only sign petitions to save owr mother land, our big house, but really change our behavior and our way of living.

2007-03-19 United States/ I'm a vegan and try to make my footprint on our mother Earth as small as possible. It does little good to plant trees when there is massive deforestation in other parts of the world so that people can enjoy a big mac or blow their nose in a kleenex. Massive changes need to be made. Wake up people!

2007-03-19 United States / I have a very small yard and even I have planted 4 trees and two shrubs since living here so there is no excuse for everyone to not plant at least one tree because I truly believe trees are the answere to solving the global warming issue.

2007-03-19 United States/ without trees, our air quality is going to get worse. will you miss the rustle of the leaves during springtime rains??? I know i would

2007-03-19 United States/ Nothing is more important for all of us than preserving and rebuilding the damage we've done to our beloved world.

2007-03-19 Queensland Australia/ as john lennon would say POWER TO THE PEOPLE

2007-03-18 Canada/ Too late, but I'll sign out of a desperate hope

2007-03-18 Manila Philippines, The / This is worthwhile cause. I hope people inthis world should plant trees.. even once in his/her lifetime and that would mean a billion trees. I do hope also that loggers close to politicians in the Philippines stop!!! cutting trees.

2007-03-18 United States/ This is truly a global concern and must be a global effort.

2007-03-18 United States/ I've noticed something that few people pay much attention to and that is the cutting of "millions" of trees everywhere on an annual bases. "Christmas" trees are grown by the millions every year without regard to how important they would be if we wouldn't cut them for cosmetics and a fire hazard that sits in our homes each year. As long as people keep buying them they will continue to be chopped down. What a shame on us to continue this practice, and what a blessing it would be to let them "live".

2007-03-18 Canada / It takes more than just trees! We need to cut down on ALL petro-chemical products, plastics is an easy place to start, bring your own cotton shopping bags to do your groceries!

2007-03-18 Melbourne Australia/ Mother Earth is an intelligent system and will cleanse herself leading up to 2012 and beyond. Now it is inevitable...

2007-03-18 United States/ We're destroying Mother Earth daily. Please help replenish her by planting a tree!

2007-03-18 Sofia Bulgaria/ If we don't keep and look after our Planet, our Home, who will?!

2007-03-18 Canada/ We can and should do better in this fight, let's keep on going !

2007-03-18 United States/ Do we not see the parakeets dying? It is time to act in ways that may help change the current atmospheric trend. We have but ourselves as weapons in this battle. Suit up friends and change the way you live.

2007-03-18 United States/ The planet will survive in any case. It's about us.

2007-03-18 United States/ I live as green a lifestyle as I can; I spread awareness online; I sign petitions; II LOVE earth and I my frist love as a child was NATURE and the wild- it breaks my heart to see this happening and I am eager to see the beautiful nature lands thrive, and hopefully, grow bigger than they've been for decades!!!

2007-03-18 United States/ I have planted trees for many years, each one of us CAN make a difference, one tree at a time!

2007-03-18 United States/ No one knows how much time we have to stop the damage and to try to correct damage done. It could be Now or Never. Is it worth gambling on this? I THINK NOT.

2007-03-18 United States/ Plant trees and try and help save a few from clear cutting. They help clense the air that sustains all living life.

2007-03-18 United States/ Let's try to live more humble and more green for Mother Earth. She may well destroy people, but, She will continue on with new Earthlings.

2007-03-18 United States/ We must do all that we can NOW to make the world sustainable for years to come!!

2007-03-18 Beirut Lebanon/ We need to face the reality and help the future of our children.

2007-03-17 North Pole United States/ It is imperative we all wake up to these realities fast. One of the greatest dangers to our planet are the nature of war. Modern War with modern weapons is pollution and destruction on a scale never before seen. It is critical these issues be resolved before they escalate to unthinkable magnitude!

2007-03-16 United States/ It's vital to get off the "destructive" path, and create a new "productive" one. The world must focus and collaborate together to develope solutions, and strive to protect our planet and all of our resources. Let's not waste precious time arguing over issues, Let's resolve them!

2007-03-15 Scania Sweden/ Thanks - I pledge to work in the spirit of Al Gore's, continuing my promoting of Lester R Brown's Plan B 2.0 and my long-time support of tree-planting and tree-rescuing with The Eden-foundation in Zahout/Niger and the Swedish part of the Green Belt Movement, called Vi-skogen (=Our forest), and the Swed. Soc. f. Nature Cons., which also works for the old large forests in the north. I hope Tree Nation will learn the direct seeding method of draught resistant trees and plants used by Eden foundation

2007-03-14 United States / Far too many people are still so very ignorant of the importance of trees to the environment , to wildlife , and to humans , themselves . Ge the word out .

2007-03-14 United States / The message that I will try to weave into my communication about this is Al Gore's statement that our old habits plus new technology is the best way to create substantial change. It makes change feasible and less intimidating to people who don't want our world to change.

2007-03-14 Canada/ Please, for the sake of generations to come, of persons and nature and mammals, please tell your neighbours of what we all know is happening to our planet. If we don't change out ATTITUDES NOW... by the year 2065, scientists like Dr. David Suzuki and his foundation, have forcast, the planet of Earth as we know it, will be at it's end. Please, spread your educated knowlege. Let's leave a world behind for our grandchildrens' grandchildren to enjoy.

2007-03-11 United States/ Thank you for everything you have done. Please continue to promote energy conservation and clean sustainable energy creation. Climate Change is moving too fast for any of us to delay taking every action possible to mitigate our share of the damage done to all of creation. Going Carbon Neutral is not enough. It is merely a good start.

2007-03-10 United States/ Thank you for caring about the next generation!

2007-03-09 United States/ Even with Al Gore's movie, many people still do not believe that the climate change is a result of man-made activities. We need to constantly work to find ways to help others understand the affects and importance of climate change, and what we can do to make a difference.

2007-03-07 Spain / P.A.T.C.H is a beautiful initiative that everyone should support. It will only bring us positive things, and in such away that we can all work together, no matter who we are.

What these comments tell me is that no one election or office is going to stop this from happening now. It will require a global effort on the part of citizens to not only change their lifestyles in ways that enhance progress, but also in people demanding change in governments to appeal to the deepest level of Reason across the board across the world in dealing with this crisis NOW. It will not be solved with sound bites.

The time has come to stand up and say, I heard you Mr. Gore and I am ready to do MY part. Unfortunately, to state that on a blog of this nature without the usual political cheerleading regarding him ususally gets you nothing in the way of sincere responses regarding the fate of this world, and to me that is sad. However, the world is not waiting for an "election" in the United States or anywhere else to do what it needs to do to purge us from it.

We have done tremendous damage to the ecosystems that sustain us and only we can now work to fix that which has not been totally destroyed. I only hope that those in this world like myself who are sincere in doing so don't get drowned out by the political operatives, media hacks, and government/corporate scheisters who to this day are doing nothing of real substance to face this crisis that is indeed real and indeed excalating.

We need to be our own leaders on this to tip the scales in favor of change to move us away from the tipping point we are rapidly approaching. And I fear that if it doesn't happen soon, we will never be able to atone for this to our children regardless of who we "vote" for.

Tags: Al Gore, An Inconvenient Truth, citizen activism, climate crisis, Earth, Environment, morals, responsiblity (all tags)

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Re: What Are You Doing To Solve The Climate Crisis

And I fear that if it doesn't happen soon, we will never be able to atone for this to our children.

I believe that our children and grandchildren will be asking us that very same question in the very near future.

by misscee 2007-06-05 05:43AM | 0 recs
The Climate Crisis

Thank you for your comment. I wish more people really cared about this.

by thinkforyourself 2007-06-08 08:56AM | 0 recs

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