Not only did Al Gore invent this here Interweb, he also knows a shitload about why the world is going
to hell in a handbasket. It has less to do with blaming politicians,
more to do with everyone in sight ramming their gas guzzlers
across highways and sucking down natural resources faster than a
D&D iced-coffee. This half of Word Up saw An Inconvenient Truth
last week, and when I got out of the Coolidge, I felt like I had to go
pick up trash and install some solar panels on my roof. Global warming
is scarier than Mitchiko Kakutani when she likes a book. Did you SEE
that final "through the roof" chart?
Our friends at the Harvard Book Store (who alluded to this on
glorious Updike night, but we kept our traps shut just in case it
didn't happen) sent out the word that the former Vice Prez will be signing copies of An Inconvenient Truth:
The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It
on Tuesday, July 18 from noon-1 pm, no tickets required. That's less
than two weeks to get your energy emission rates down to zero, friends.
He'll know if you've been leaving all your lights on.