shows the difference between having a nice day and having ice over your head! I want to emphasize
this point; it is already here which is far above the natural cycle. In the next 50 years or less it will
continue to go up to here. You have heard of ‘off the charts’. There isn’t a single fact, date, or number
that has been used to make this up that is in any controversy. Skeptics look at this and they say ‘so, that
seems perfectly okay!’ Again if on the temperature side, if this much on the cold size is 1 mile of ice
over our heads what would that much on the warm side is? If we let this happen it would be unethical.
I thought that the story would be compelling that congress would help to take care of this issue and they
(Tells story of son being hit by a car and he was in the hospital for a month.)
Gore’s way of being in the world changed and he asked himself; ‘what should I do in this world’ and
went to Antarctica, The Amazon, etc. I felt that we could lose everything in this world.
These are measurements taken of the atmosphere since the Civil War. If you look at the 10 hottest years
every measured they have all occurred in the last 14 years and 2005 was the hottest. WE have already
seen the heat waves that are similar and they say they will be even worse. In 2003 we had a heat wave
that killed thousands of people. Records were set all through the USA. The temperature increases are
happening all over the world including in the oceans. People say it is natural and this is the range to be
expected over the last 60 years but there are computer models that say this is the range. Now the actual
ocean temperatures and when the oceans get warmer it causes stronger storms. We have seen hurricane
Francis, Ivan, etc. and the same year we had the stream of big hurricanes we also had tornado’s. Japan
set an all time record for typhoons. The first one here was Emily, Dennis, and then came Katrina.
When it hit Florida it was category 1 but it killed many people and did 1 billion in damages. It went
over warmer waters before hitting New Orleans and this increases wind velocity and picked up energy
and water. Look at the hurricane eye. There are no words to describe it. (Shows ramifications of
hurricane Katrina) How could this happen in America? There were warnings that hurricanes would get
stronger and that this hurricane would breech levies and do a lot of damage. We have to decide how we
react when we hear warnings from leading scientists in the world.
In the 1930’s there was a different storm in Continental Europe and Churchill warned the people of
England. He told them it was different than ever before and they had to prepare for it. He said ‘the era
of procrastination…is coming to a close and we are entering a period of consequences’.
(Gore lost the election and Bush became President) It was a hard blow. It brought into clear focus the
mission that I had been pursuing all these years and I started to give the slideshow again. Global
warming causes more precipitation in each event. The insurance industry has noticed this and the 2005
results are not even on this graph. There are all kinds of catastrophes all over the world. There is
flooding in China etc. Global warming causing more flood but paradoxically it also causes more
draught. One reason is to do with global warming increases precipitation and relocates it. Focus on
Africa just on the edge of the Sahara; Dafur and Niger are two of the places that have really suffered.
One lake has totally dried up. The second reason this is a paradox is that global warming has
evaporation from the oceans and also sucks water out of the soil. My childhood was different I spent 8
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