It’s So Cold in Washington…

By November 18, 2008Global Warming

That the NAM building was emptied for a fire drill…

And the followers of Al Gore and other climate scientists have scheduled a rally on Capitol Hill. From the Climate Action Now! site and e-mail alert.

Join us on Tuesday, November 18th at 12 noon as hundreds come together on Capitol Hill to call for Climate Action Now! We’ll be hearing from climate movement leaders like Bill McKibben, Mike Tidwell and Gillian Caldwell as we welcome our newly elected leaders and call upon President-elect Obama to attend the crucial United Nations Climate Conference in Poznan, Poland, in December.

Hundreds, eh? Used to be you could organize thousands, if not tens of thousands, for this sort of gig. Or at least claim you could.

As Iain Murray notes, the sponsors are a diverse group.

1Sky, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Energy Action Coalition,, Maryland Student Climate Coalition, Alaska Wilderness League, Pax Christi, USA, Oil Change International, League of American Bicyclists, Carbonfree D.C., Greenpeace, Oxfam America, Unitarian Universalist Association, Center for a New American Dream, Women’s Environment and Development Organization, Green DMV, Hip Hop Caucus, Friends of the Earth, Maryland League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, Sustain US, Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility, International Rivers, Sojourners

Hip Hop Unitarian Bikers for Poznan!

In any case, it’s 35 degrees here in D.C., the coldest day of the season, thereby demonstrating empirically the “Gore Effect,” that is, all climate-related events invoking the spirit of Al Gore produce a substantial drop in temperatures.


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