"Copenhagen targets not tough enough, says Al Gore"

“Greenpeace, WWF, and Al Gore have launched a new climate campaign designed to “educate the ignorant public of the necessity to drastically reduce carbon dioxide levels.” “It is absolutely critical for life on the planet that we reduce CO2 to 150 parts per million. Earth hangs in the balance”, said Mr. Gore. “The Copenhagen target of 450 is three times too high,” he said. Their website 150.edu can be accessed for a nominal fee ($1000), all proceeds going to savetheplanet.edu, an Al Gore subsidiary.

When denialists pointed out that 150 ppm is below the threshold required by vegetation to survive and would destroy all plant life, and hence all life, on Earth, Mr. Gore scoffed, “Don’t believe those lying denialists, they’re all funded by Big Oil.”” [The preceding two paragraphs are satire. The following is not.]

“Even if a deal is reached at the UN climate change talks in Copenhagen next week it will only be the first step towards the far more radical cuts that are needed in global carbon emissions, Al Gore, the former US Vice-President, told The Times last night.

Mr Gore said that to avoid the worst ravages of climate change world leaders would have to come together again to set more drastic reductions than those now planned.

“Even a final treaty will have to set the stage for other tougher reductions at a later date,” he said. “We have already overshot the safe levels of CO2 in the atmosphere.”” “Copenhagen targets not tough enough, says Al Gore

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