Grist Mag: 'Al Gore got stuck on a scissor lift. Studio execs fell asleep at a screening. And everybody hated the title. The amazing true story of the most improbable — and important — film of our time.
GORE 'I wish the film had over-estimated the seriousness of the crisis, but unfortunately it actually underestimated how serious it is. But on the positive side, solutions are now being developed so quickly that there is real cause for hope and optimism.'
'Reports show 14 green-tech firms that Gore invested in benefited from over $2.5 billion in loans, grants and tax breaks as part of the administration’s push to fund U.S. renewable energy industry with taxpayer funds.'
Christiana Figueres, the outgoing head of the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat, has put out a video asking people to buy UN carbon offsets to help fight global warming — it’s so easy, she says, she’s bought offsets for herself and her family. “I’ve offset all my emissions for myself and my family,” Figueres tweeted Thursday, linking to a video asking people to cut their carbon footprint and buy UN offsets. “You can do it, too! Let’s all go climate neutral now” But Figueres is using the very UN body she leads to offset her carbon dioxide emissions. In the video campaign, she asks people to visit climateneutralnow.org, a website run by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Figueres is the current executive secretary of the UNFCCC. Like Figueres, the UNFCCC website asks people to cut their own carbon footprint by riding bikes and buying local. But there are always those “unavoidable” CO2 emissions from all those pesky modern conveniences, like toilets and computers, which the UN says you should buy carbon offsets to reduce.