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A break from user experience: Climate Change April 10, 2008

Posted by psychobserver in Global Warming, Green Culture, Hong Kong.

Al Gore at TED - March 2008A new talk from Al Gore about Climate Change has been posted on TED.com. As usual Al Gore does a great job at moving the audience and communicating a sense of urgency on the issue. The point he makes in his talk is: “Individual action is good, but it is not enough. The real answer is global regulations that will force governments, companies and people to change. There is no time for another approach.”

So, what can we do about it?… Well, my first step has been to take part in a petition locally in Hong Kong to pressure the government to put caps on carbon emissions from the two power companies on the territory. If you want to give a hand, just access the pre-formatted letter online and send it.



1. tommoriarty - April 10, 2008

Please do not be so fast to sign a petition in support of Gore’s quasi-religious movement. Although it may be old and boring to some, their is still a lot to criticize about his assertions in “An Inconvenient Truth.”

Best Regards,

2. disinter - April 10, 2008

“global temperatures, after flattening out, have in recent months shown a sharp fall, wholly unpredicted by those computer models on which the proponents of warming orthodoxy rely. This raises rather large question marks over whether the theory has actually got it right.”


3. psychobserver - April 10, 2008

Wah… Posting about global warming creates much more feedback than posting about user experience… ha ha…

To reply to the comments, I for my part do not want to get into the discussion about models and whether global warming is real or not. I just think that emitting CO2 and using up the Earth resources is just not the right way to go forward. If it is not global warming, something else will strike us sooner or later.

The petition I signed is to limit the emission of carbon and promote renewable energies. Global warming or not, I feel this is right. Global warming aside, Hong Kong pollution level has been deteriorating year after year and something has to be done before we all suffocate.

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