Hundreds gather near Manhattan Beach Pier to combat global warming

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As part of the International Day of Climate Change on Saturday, participants line up and do the tidal wave for an airplane covering the event near the Manhattan Beach Pier. Full Story
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Marcy Winograd

Long Beach, CA

#1 Oct 25, 2009
I was proud to participate in yesterday's 350 day of action, in which the resounding call was for world nations to set global standards for reducing carbon emissions to turn down the heat blanketing the earth.

In order to do this, we need nations to work together at the Copenhagen climate conference next December, when much discussion will concern the responsibility of more industrialized countries , those responsible for emitting disproportionate amounts of carbon, to address the dire consequences experienced by less industrialized nations facing receding shorelines, displacement of people and towns, drought, rising sea levels, floods, even famine.

Though parts of Africa and Australia may suffer the consequences first -- those of us in southern California are not immune, either. We must protect our coastal cities - Manhattan Beach, Hermosa, Redondo - from rising sea levels and cut the amount of ozone we inject into our atmosphere -- certainly if we want to reduce respiratory problems; if we want children in the San Fernando Valley to breathe.

It is possible to reverse the global warming trend, but it will take a global effort, with the US at the forefront, and it will require us to do something the environmental movement has yet to embrace; calculate the carbon footprint of perpetual war and occupation. Flying 160,000 troops to Iraq or 70,000 troops to Afghanistan burns a lot of fuel, emits tremendous carbon -- not to mention the carbon footprint of having to rebuild nations, from having to pour new concrete. This is not sustainable; we must find other ways to solve our conflicts if we want to stop global warming.

Part of this effort requires a recognition that the earth belongs to us all, not to this or that corporation -- and that it is time to become signatories to important international treaties -- Law of the Sea, the Moon Treaty, The Outer Space Treaty -- agreements which declare that the resources of seas and space belong to all of humankind.

Riding my bike from Marina del Rey to Manhattan Beach yesterday, getting my bike valeted (!), and joining up with hundreds of others at the Manhattan Beach Pier, was an inspiring experience -- and for that I thank the organizers of 350.org , who galvanized tree planters in Thailand and scuba divers in Australia, people all over the globe -- to push for President Obama and the leaders of all nations in the world to participate in a meaningful and binding way at the December climate conference.

We are at the tipping point.
Steve Larson

Redondo Beach, CA

#2 Oct 25, 2009
I can hardly escape these rising sea levels. Have you people ever noticed that big yellow thing in the sky? Just maybe that has something to do with climate change. Notice it is not called "global warming" anymore, because the planet has cooled for the last nine years. Maybe we should all revert to hunting and gathering and live in caves.
bottlenose

Sun City, CA

#3 Oct 25, 2009
its stunning how sending our young boys and girls to protect freedom around the ,world emitting carbon emissions is the part of the problem,no pass for the troops in this debate

but hey no problem for Obamas to take not one but 2 planes to Copenhagen or U2 coming into town with 20 big rigs for the biggest concert in US history

U2 + Obama gets a pass but not our troops
the hypocrits are at the tipping point
no kool aid for me

Sun City, CA

#4 Oct 25, 2009
Marcy Winograd wrote:
I was proud to participate in yesterday's 350 day of action, in which the resounding call was for world nations to set global standards for reducing carbon emissions to turn down the heat blanketing the earth.
In order to do this, we need nations to work together at the Copenhagen climate conference next December, when much discussion will concern the responsibility of more industrialized countries , those responsible for emitting disproportionate amounts of carbon, to address the dire consequences experienced by less industrialized nations facing receding shorelines, displacement of people and towns, drought, rising sea levels, floods, even famine.
Though parts of Africa and Australia may suffer the consequences first -- those of us in southern California are not immune, either. We must protect our coastal cities - Manhattan Beach, Hermosa, Redondo - from rising sea levels and cut the amount of ozone we inject into our atmosphere -- certainly if we want to reduce respiratory problems; if we want children in the San Fernando Valley to breathe.
It is possible to reverse the global warming trend, but it will take a global effort, with the US at the forefront, and it will require us to do something the environmental movement has yet to embrace; calculate the carbon footprint of perpetual war and occupation. Flying 160,000 troops to Iraq or 70,000 troops to Afghanistan burns a lot of fuel, emits tremendous carbon -- not to mention the carbon footprint of having to rebuild nations, from having to pour new concrete. This is not sustainable; we must find other ways to solve our conflicts if we want to stop global warming.
Part of this effort requires a recognition that the earth belongs to us all, not to this or that corporation -- and that it is time to become signatories to important international treaties -- Law of the Sea, the Moon Treaty, The Outer Space Treaty -- agreements which declare that the resources of seas and space belong to all of humankind.
Riding my bike from Marina del Rey to Manhattan Beach yesterday, getting my bike valeted (!), and joining up with hundreds of others at the Manhattan Beach Pier, was an inspiring experience -- and for that I thank the organizers of 350.org , who galvanized tree planters in Thailand and scuba divers in Australia, people all over the globe -- to push for President Obama and the leaders of all nations in the world to participate in a meaningful and binding way at the December climate conference.
We are at the tipping point.
Everything you have posted is the rant of an irrational thinker. All talking points that have no fact or proof to support. The Sun creates ozone, the Oceans are not rising. The Artic Sea has a summer and a winter, water melts and freezes. We are Carbon. Oh, did you notice, volcanoes spew C02 and sulpher dioxide 24/7. Has for billions of years. Oh, did you notice, California, along with the rest of the Planet, has fires all the time. Are you aware that the Pacific Ocean is 1/3 of the Planets surface? Darn near more water surface in one Ocean than all of the land surface of the rest of the Planet. You people (enviro-pagans) are pushing a fools pursuit.
Billy

Torrance, CA

#5 Oct 25, 2009
Do something about global warming? How about instead of having two children, only have one child?

Funny to see big SUVs with "green" bumper stickers driving around the South Bay. As long as the population expands, no matter if you ban all gas hogs, you will have increasing pollution.

However, make sure you research to determine if the earth's temperature is really increasing or not. Don't take anyone's word for it. Some big name politicians want to just gain more control over your liberty and my liberty. I'm ever vigilant against big government.

“Quotes don't replace thinking”

Since: Aug 08

Temecula

#6 Oct 25, 2009
I wish we could focus on actual pollution rather than our breath. CO2 is less than 0.04% of our atmosphere (Nitrogen 78%, Oxygen 21%, Argon <0.93%).

I'm all for the environment, but that doesn't require me to subscribe to the climate change hysteria.

If you still believe there's a climate change problem, plant more trees to counter the "excessive" CO2. Photosynthesis is a good thing.
Earthling

Huécija, Spain

#7 Oct 25, 2009
Marcy Winograd wrote:
I was proud to participate in yesterday's 350 day of action, in which the resounding call was for world nations to set global standards for reducing carbon emissions to turn down the heat blanketing the earth.
How many people turned up?
What's the population of that great city?
Put two and two together and ask yourself how many people thought it was important to go there to celebrate a well contrived myth?
Sarah

Redondo Beach, CA

#8 Oct 25, 2009
Marcy Winograd wrote:
I was proud to participate in yesterday's 350 day of action, in which the resounding call was for world nations to set global standards for reducing carbon emissions to turn down the heat blanketing the earth.
In order to do this, we need nations to work together at the Copenhagen climate conference next December, when much discussion will concern the responsibility of more industrialized countries , those responsible for emitting disproportionate amounts of carbon, to address the dire consequences experienced by less industrialized nations facing receding shorelines, displacement of people and towns, drought, rising sea levels, floods, even famine.
Though parts of Africa and Australia may suffer the consequences first -- those of us in southern California are not immune, either. We must protect our coastal cities - Manhattan Beach, Hermosa, Redondo - from rising sea levels and cut the amount of ozone we inject into our atmosphere -- certainly if we want to reduce respiratory problems; if we want children in the San Fernando Valley to breathe.
It is possible to reverse the global warming trend, but it will take a global effort, with the US at the forefront, and it will require us to do something the environmental movement has yet to embrace; calculate the carbon footprint of perpetual war and occupation. Flying 160,000 troops to Iraq or 70,000 troops to Afghanistan burns a lot of fuel, emits tremendous carbon -- not to mention the carbon footprint of having to rebuild nations, from having to pour new concrete. This is not sustainable; we must find other ways to solve our conflicts if we want to stop global warming.
Part of this effort requires a recognition that the earth belongs to us all, not to this or that corporation -- and that it is time to become signatories to important international treaties -- Law of the Sea, the Moon Treaty, The Outer Space Treaty -- agreements which declare that the resources of seas and space belong to all of humankind.
Riding my bike from Marina del Rey to Manhattan Beach yesterday, getting my bike valeted (!), and joining up with hundreds of others at the Manhattan Beach Pier, was an inspiring experience -- and for that I thank the organizers of 350.org , who galvanized tree planters in Thailand and scuba divers in Australia, people all over the globe -- to push for President Obama and the leaders of all nations in the world to participate in a meaningful and binding way at the December climate conference.
We are at the tipping point.
Thanks for posting, Marcy. By the way, you have my vote!

http://www.winograd4congress.com/
Ready for Change

Torrance, CA

#9 Oct 25, 2009
Marcy Winograd wrote:
I was proud to participate in yesterday's 350 day of action, in which the resounding call was for world nations to set global standards for reducing carbon emissions to turn down the heat blanketing the earth.
In order to do this, we need nations to work together at the Copenhagen climate conference next December, when much discussion will concern the responsibility of more industrialized countries , those responsible for emitting disproportionate amounts of carbon, to address the dire consequences experienced by less industrialized nations facing receding shorelines, displacement of people and towns, drought, rising sea levels, floods, even famine.
Though parts of Africa and Australia may suffer the consequences first -- those of us in southern California are not immune, either. We must protect our coastal cities - Manhattan Beach, Hermosa, Redondo - from rising sea levels and cut the amount of ozone we inject into our atmosphere -- certainly if we want to reduce respiratory problems; if we want children in the San Fernando Valley to breathe.
It is possible to reverse the global warming trend, but it will take a global effort, with the US at the forefront, and it will require us to do something the environmental movement has yet to embrace; calculate the carbon footprint of perpetual war and occupation. Flying 160,000 troops to Iraq or 70,000 troops to Afghanistan burns a lot of fuel, emits tremendous carbon -- not to mention the carbon footprint of having to rebuild nations, from having to pour new concrete. This is not sustainable; we must find other ways to solve our conflicts if we want to stop global warming.
Part of this effort requires a recognition that the earth belongs to us all, not to this or that corporation -- and that it is time to become signatories to important international treaties -- Law of the Sea, the Moon Treaty, The Outer Space Treaty -- agreements which declare that the resources of seas and space belong to all of humankind.
Riding my bike from Marina del Rey to Manhattan Beach yesterday, getting my bike valeted (!), and joining up with hundreds of others at the Manhattan Beach Pier, was an inspiring experience -- and for that I thank the organizers of 350.org , who galvanized tree planters in Thailand and scuba divers in Australia, people all over the globe -- to push for President Obama and the leaders of all nations in the world to participate in a meaningful and binding way at the December climate conference.
We are at the tipping point.
It's too bad Marcy thinks she's so smart and accomplished that she should start her public service career at the US Congress level without working her way up. The woman has zero experience in government, has never been elected to anything, has never accomplished a single thing in the government service area, never had to work with others in her party or across the aisle - but that doesn't stop her from endlessly waving her own flag for her own aggrandizement. What a clueless bore.

Maybe Marcy should run for city council where she lives or serve on a city environmental commission or even get elected as dog catcher before she inflicts herself on all the rest of us who have to listen to this crap from such a shameless egotist who puts herself and her own campaigning above everything else.

Marcy got beaten like a borrowed mule the last time she ran and she didn't learn a single thing from the whuppin.
lenny

AOL

#10 Oct 25, 2009
oh my god...more total fools...we have all the idiots that waited in line for hours to get a free shot against THE KILLER HN1N flu!!(no worse than a regular flu) and now these idiots that believe that global warming is a bigger problem than terrorism, bad economy, etc...

we are definitely "regressing to the mean." We are DEVO...(as in de evolution.)

just look at the moron the media elected as President...
Greenius

Los Angeles, CA

#11 Oct 25, 2009
Manhattan Beach is an outstanding "green" city! Thumbs up!!!!!!!!!!
No Sympathy

United States

#12 Oct 25, 2009
IT'S A CRISIS! WE ALL MUST ACT WITHIN WEEKS OR THE PLANET WILL BE DESTROYED!

THIS WAS THE SINGLE GREATEST CALL TO ACTION I HAVE EVER BEEN A PART OF! THINK GLOBALLY! ACT LOCALLY! PRACTICE RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS AND SENSELESS ACTS OF BEAUTY! DO YOUR PART!

Now I'm off to get my SUV fixed...
has

Los Angeles, CA

#13 Oct 25, 2009
Winograds credential's look a bit weak and her accomplishments...eh, didn't really see any.. Oh wait...she did get run off the road once...
has

Los Angeles, CA

#14 Oct 25, 2009
Winograd's credentials...correction to my previous post...
Terry

Bell, CA

#15 Oct 25, 2009
Marcy Winograd wrote:
I was proud to participate in yesterday's 350 day of action, in which the resounding call was for world nations to set global standards for reducing carbon emissions to turn down the heat blanketing the earth.
In order to do this, we need nations to work together at the Copenhagen climate conference next December, when much discussion will concern the responsibility of more industrialized countries , those responsible for emitting disproportionate amounts of carbon, to address the dire consequences experienced by less industrialized nations facing receding shorelines, displacement of people and towns, drought, rising sea levels, floods, even famine.
Though parts of Africa and Australia may suffer the consequences first -- those of us in southern California are not immune, either. We must protect our coastal cities - Manhattan Beach, Hermosa, Redondo - from rising sea levels and cut the amount of ozone we inject into our atmosphere -- certainly if we want to reduce respiratory problems; if we want children in the San Fernando Valley to breathe.
It is possible to reverse the global warming trend, but it will take a global effort, with the US at the forefront, and it will require us to do something the environmental movement has yet to embrace; calculate the carbon footprint of perpetual war and occupation. Flying 160,000 troops to Iraq or 70,000 troops to Afghanistan burns a lot of fuel, emits tremendous carbon -- not to mention the carbon footprint of having to rebuild nations, from having to pour new concrete. This is not sustainable; we must find other ways to solve our conflicts if we want to stop global warming.
Part of this effort requires a recognition that the earth belongs to us all, not to this or that corporation -- and that it is time to become signatories to important international treaties -- Law of the Sea, the Moon Treaty, The Outer Space Treaty -- agreements which declare that the resources of seas and space belong to all of humankind.
Riding my bike from Marina del Rey to Manhattan Beach yesterday, getting my bike valeted (!), and joining up with hundreds of others at the Manhattan Beach Pier, was an inspiring experience -- and for that I thank the organizers of 350.org , who galvanized tree planters in Thailand and scuba divers in Australia, people all over the globe -- to push for President Obama and the leaders of all nations in the world to participate in a meaningful and binding way at the December climate conference.
We are at the tipping point.
You're a delusional lunatic. No way you're headed to congress, sweetheart.
Terry

Bell, CA

#16 Oct 25, 2009
And I will hold my nose and support that awful statist Harman anyday just to see that this nuttier-than- squirrel-sh1at Winograd never gets a seat.
AlC

Van Nuys, CA

#17 Oct 25, 2009
These rants by those who deny that humans are causing global warming would be amusing if they were not so scary. All the major scientific organizations (except petroleum and coal-mining geologists) agree that we are causing global warming. It is just beginning now. If we keep adding carbon dioxide to the global atmosphere at 2 ppm per year as we have been, it will get much worse.
The global-warming deniers have been drinking the Kool-Aid peddled by the coal industry, and are trying to force the rest of the world to join them in suicide.
Huh

San Clemente, CA

#18 Oct 25, 2009
How about a drive-in clinic to protest climate change. Bring your children for a free spay/neuter right there in your back seat.
bjv

AOL

#19 Oct 25, 2009
no kool aid for me wrote:
<quoted text>
Everything you have posted is the rant of an irrational thinker. All talking points that have no fact or proof to support. The Sun creates ozone, the Oceans are not rising. The Artic Sea has a summer and a winter, water melts and freezes. We are Carbon. Oh, did you notice, volcanoes spew C02 and sulpher dioxide 24/7. Has for billions of years. Oh, did you notice, California, along with the rest of the Planet, has fires all the time. Are you aware that the Pacific Ocean is 1/3 of the Planets surface? Darn near more water surface in one Ocean than all of the land surface of the rest of the Planet. You people (enviro-pagans) are pushing a fools pursuit.
Amen. Just more warm and fuzzy feel-good nonsense. The heck with scientific facts.
neighbour

Okotoks, Canada

#20 Oct 25, 2009
AlC wrote:
These rants by those who deny that humans are causing global warming would be amusing if they were not so scary. All the major scientific organizations (except petroleum and coal-mining geologists) agree that we are causing global warming. It is just beginning now. If we keep adding carbon dioxide to the global atmosphere at 2 ppm per year as we have been, it will get much worse.
The global-warming deniers have been drinking the Kool-Aid peddled by the coal industry, and are trying to force the rest of the world to join them in suicide.
Agreed.
However, the anti-science denialist thinking expressed on these pages is a minority position. The really dangerous denial is the "I know but I don't wanna think about it" kind of denial practiced by the majority, most of the time, to avoid facing difficult personal choices.

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