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I guess it may have been a re-run, but I only saw it yesterday!I must say that I am suddenly a *tad* more hopeful about the state of things.With the new movie 'An Inconvient Truth' and Oprahs' show ~maybe changes will happen, and make a small difference.<br><br><br><br>
Its hard for me to imagine that the info is just coming out now, when the worlds scientists have been screaming it out for years and years.<br><br><br><br>
Hopefully, people will rise up and expect changes from the industrilised world and our leaders. ie: BIGGER laws and changes for the enviroment.Did anyone catch the show?<br><br><br><br>
I myself, hadn't changed my lightbulbs (didnt even know!).We have decided to be a one car family and of course all the regular stuff we try to do.<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rockon.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rockon:">
 

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Also take a look at the latest O magazine. There's a really good article in there about the coal industry in West Virginia and what it is doing to the land, families and the larger environment. She seems to really be getting involved in this battle.<br><br><br><br>
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I don't watch Oprah, but I remember reading something about it in a Grist email (For those that have never read Grist before, you should check it out at <a href="http:" target="_blank">www.grist.org)</a>, so assuming it is the same show it was probably a repeat.<br><br><br><br>
I think it would be great if Oprah did a show with Al Gore and showed slides from his powerpoint presentation that appeared in "An Inconvenient Truth" that would probably have an impact.
 

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I don't watch Oprah, but I have been reading about global warming for a while now and I did hear about <i>An Inconvenient Truth</i> [which I plan to see soon].<br><br><br><br>
It's sad that it took this long for the news to get out and for our government to finally let the people know, because now it very well could be way too late. People are set in their ways and it is going to be hard to fight this now after the severe damage that has already been done.
 

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We need to fight global warming with our forks<br><br>
(and spoons, knives, chopsticks):<br><br><br><br>
Another Inconvenient Truth<br><br><a href="http://www.eatkind.net/inconvenient.htm" target="_blank">www.eatkind.net/inconvenient.htm</a><br><br><br><br>
Eco-Eating: Eating as if the Earth Matters<br><br><a href="http://www.brook.com/veg" target="_blank">www.brook.com/veg</a><br><br><br><br>
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I was out to dinner tonight with a friend and she was telling me about the show. I guess Leonardo Decaprio was on it. She said it was the first exposure she's really had to the facts of global warming. I was very happy to have a conversation with her on the topic and to know that it made an impact with her.
 

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It's so weird that some people haven't had exposure to this issue! I've been a quasi-environmentalist for about 15 years.... I guess it's a hopeful thing if some people are just hearing about it now, because maybe it means people just didn't KNOW before, not that they didn't give a damn, which is what I've always figured. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/undecided.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":-/">
 

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Vegnik I agree with you.........I didn't see the entire Oprah show and I checked her website and I was disappointed to see that factory farms and vegetarianism was not brought up. Isnt Leonardo a veg?<br><br>
or maybe oprah was too afraid of being sued again <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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It's so weird that some people haven't had exposure to this issue! I've been a quasi-environmentalist for about 15 years.... I guess it's a hopeful thing if some people are just hearing about it now, because maybe it means people just didn't KNOW before, not that they didn't give a damn, which is what I've always figured. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/undecided.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":-/"></div>
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I know!!<br><br><br><br>
My friend I mentioned also doesn't recycle at her house. I hope she'll start now.
 

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I know!!<br><br><br><br>
My friend I mentioned also doesn't recycle at her house. I hope she'll start now.</div>
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I hope so too! I've been a recycling fiend for ages. We do everything we can to divert our garbage from landfills.... 3R's plus composting. I love waste diversion. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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I grew up with environmentally friendly parents. I remember when "Save the Earth" was the social trend of the late 80s/early 90s with even the teen magazines having stories on it. (I also rmember Tampax having ads saying they were better than Playtex because their tampons were cardboard, flushable, and biodegradable and had always been earth-friendly. Well, I quit buying Tampax [I bought them for those reasons] when they came out with plastic applicators.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rifle.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":gun:">)<br><br><br><br>
I feel as though God has called me to do everything within my power to protect, save, and repair the Earth with which God has blessed us with.<br><br><br><br>
My husband grew up with parents who don't recycle; Who buy paper and foam plates for every day use because it's easier than washing dishes, and just don't seem to think twice about things like that. My FIL does recycle aluminum cans for the money, but that's it. Thankfully, my husband's college roommate is a recycler and has helped teach my husband to do so. Now my husband recycles and does think twice about using disposable stuff. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rockon.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rockon:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/carrot.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":vebo:"> Our apartment complex has weekly community cookouts/potlucks every Wednesday. (Bring a dish to share and your own stuff for the grill.) My husband, I think, was the one who had the idea to buy cheapy plastic plates from the dollar store to use for those, instead of our good Corelle or even the "good" plastic plates he used in college. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rockon.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rockon:"><br><br><br><br>
I saw the Oprah show, both times. Both times, they were preaching to the choir, yet, it was great to see it on. I also noticed the lack of mention of factory farms and meat eating. I thought they missed a few good points, though. The only one I'm thinking of, though, is when Mr. Goldberg's wife mentioned using a garmet bag for drycleaning. Well, what about finding an environmentally friendly dry cleaner, and getting reusable bags for grocery shopping? (And, if the cashiers are as smart as the ones at my local Kroger, they still place the groceries in the annoying plastic bags as they are conditioned. Even after telling the girl TWICE that I didn't want a bag. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rifle.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":gun:">) I know I thought of more, as I was thinking about the show on my walk that I took after the show ended.<br><br><br><br>
I pray, though, that I can be an example for people like my in-laws. The last time I was there, I took home my two empty soy milk cartons so I could recycle them. It was bad enough watching my MIL throw away the recycleable packaging that held the convience foods she made for dinner.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:"><br><br><br><br>
Sigh...<br><br><br><br>
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Truth of the matter is that the earth has been warming since the end of the ice age. HAve we speed things up? We sure have, but not to the extent that we have some how altered the natural course of natural events.<br><br>
Example take an ice cube. Place that cube in an enclosed temp controlled environment. Raise the temps. Now the ice will melt in a period of time.<br><br>
Next take a smaller amoount of ice, about a 1/4 of the original. This difference represents the estimated difference between todays icecap size and the original. The ice will melt at a rate that is faster than the original, becasue there is less area of ice exposed to the same heat. The rate will actually be constantly increasing as the mass of the ice decreases.<br><br>
Point being the earth will never stop warming. The ice caps will all melt. All of this will hapen reguardless of if stop all emisions today or not.<br><br>
things will happen, the world will change, and the next cycle will occure.<br><br>
its just the way it is, in the natural evolution of Earth.
 

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I was disappointed to see that factory farms and vegetarianism was not brought up. Isnt Leonardo a veg?<br><br>
or maybe oprah was too afraid of being sued again <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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No, she's not philosophically in step with a veg lifestyle. She personally serves and promotes veal, she gives mink slippers to her tv guests... She doesn't want to give up the things she likes, despite the disastrous effects on the environment and animals.
 

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No, she's not philosophically in step with a veg lifestyle. She personally serves and promotes veal, she gives mink slippers to her tv guests... She doesn't want to give up the things she likes, despite the disastrous effects on the environment and animals.</div>
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Really!?!? That's just sick. Promoting veal!?!!!!?!? WTF?
 
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