November 2008

How you can help Barack November 2, 2008 : 3:42 PM

Volunteer near youIn 2000, the entire election came down to a small number of votes in one county in Florida.

Four years later, we came up short by an average of nine voters per precinct in Ohio.

A small change in voter turnout would have made all the difference. Take it from me, elections matter. And this time, supporters like you can make it happen.

I know this might not be possible for everyone, but I'm asking you to consider volunteering anytime between now and Election Day -- Tuesday, November 4th.


With so much at stake this year, we can't miss any opportunity to get more voters to the polls -- and make sure their votes are counted.


You have an important role to play in this election. Please sign up to volunteer.


We all watched in the last two presidential elections as the course of our nation was determined by a few thousand votes in key battleground states.

After eight years of failed policies and divisive politics, we can take back the White House and set our nation on the right path.

It's up to each of us to make sure we turn this movement for change into millions of more votes on Election Day.

Find out how you can make a difference in these last two days, and help support Barack Obama and Joe Biden:

http://my.barackobama.com/november

With your help, we can make history -- and bring the change we need to our country.

Thank you,

Al Gore



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Looking Back to Look Forward November 19, 2008 : 3:04 PM

A new study suggests the Mayan civilization might have collapsed due to environmental disasters:

"'These models suggest that as ecosystems were destroyed by mismanagement or were transformed by global climatic shifts, the depletion of agricultural and wild foods eventually contributed to the failure of the Maya sociopolitical system,' writes environmental archaeologist Kitty Emery of the Florida Museum of Natural History in the current Human Ecology journal."

As we move towards solving the climate crisis, we need to remember the consequences to civilizations that refused to take environmental concerns seriously.

If you haven’t read already read it, take a look at Jared Diamond’s book, Collapse.

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