Thursday, December 11, 2008

Everything's Snowier in Texas

Dear Al Gore,

Is it right to blame you for the snow currently falling in Houston? It's Texas, after all, and a particularly sweaty part of Texas (I know, I've been there). This person blames you. Make it stop!


Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Dear Al,
Are you aware of your status in the IMDB?

Monday, September 1, 2008

Sarah Palin

Dear Al,
What is Sarah Palin's family's carbon footprint? Also she has five children, clearly she and her husband are contributing more to our over population problem than are the Obamas. Since we live in such a high consumption society, any increase in our population is tied to our over-use of resources problem. She is about 44 her eldest is 19 so she started having children at about age 25. Because of exponential growth, a woman who delays reproduction drasticaly reduces her contribution to the future size of the human population. 25 is older than the national median age of 21 at first reproduction (according to: Patterns of Survival and Reproduction in the United States: Implications for Selection Dudley Kirk Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol. 59, No. 3 (Mar. 15, 1968), pp. 662-670) but her daughter at 17 is already having a baby. 17 is much later than the average onset of menstruation (12) but so far below 25.

Part of her credentials include her energy policy experience. Exponential growth of the human population will require reworking our entire approach to energy policy.

Also her 5 children are above the median of 3 children per woman.

Somehow a median age of first childbirth of 25 and a median number of children of 3 (3rd at age 27) translates into the US haveing a fertility rate of 1.8. Even though we have a rate of 1.8 (I think the units are children per woman) there are more people being born than dying because of the lag in population from the baby boom in the 40s.

Al, explain this better. -

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Try it!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Dear Al,
You should sponsor a turtle.
Also, please tell Hilary not to say things like "cars that fight global warming." I know what she means but it is misleading of her to imply that technology will get us out of this one.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Dear Al,  

We received a cappuccino maker as a gift and no longer have to drive a mile to get our lattes? This morning, when I made myself what I considered a pretty perfect latte, a heart magically appeared in the foam. Was this a sign from you because you're proud of us? Thank you. Janine

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Eco-friendly vodka

Is this just marketing? The vodka is smooth and tasty. And eco-friendly?
Julia, official vodka 360 taster.

Friday, May 9, 2008

SF Booyah!

Dear Al Gore,

Is it bad to feel proud about my city? After all, San Francisco "keeps 70 percent of its disposable waste out of local landfills." Boston is at 16 percent. I think we should rename San Francisco Algoreville.

A proud citizen of Algoreville

Friday, April 18, 2008

Fashion Challenge

Dear Al Gore,

Is it worth spending $90 on pants at Banana Republic just so she can get a little extra money? I am guessing you are more of a Gap man anyway.


Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Dear Al,

I heard about this girl this morning on NPR.  How dare she?  I mean, without you, there wouldn't even be any internet on which to post her website.  Want me to pull her hair?   

                              Your blindly loyal supporter, 

Thought you should know

Dear Al,
This was in my inbox and I thought you should know about it.
Here is the link
Get saving!


Sunday, March 30, 2008

Earth Hour?

So Al,
How'd earth hour go? Also did it have an effect? Was anyone measuring this? Will we see a ripple of reduce carbon emissions or something like that? Shadow and I tried to go for a walk for the hour but it was cold so we only made it 15 minutes. Then we went back inside and I read by candle light and Shadow hid from the candle. My complex did not participate as far as I can tell. Was earth hour just a silly bunch of hype? Tell me.

Monday, March 17, 2008

fingers crossed

Dear Al Gore,

I know you care about the environment. But you obviously must not care enough about the enviroment, because if you did, if you cared just a little bit, you would thwap some heads over at B & S and tell them to send me an invite. Now why don't you show your love for the earth and go to Cali and do that right now? I won't tell that it wasn't your idea.

Thanks a bunch!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

It's a Latin Conspiracy!

Dear Al Gore,

Did you know that your name is latin for coldness? Is that a coincidence (or as my grandfather would say, a coinkidinkle), or did you change your name when you first realized that the climate was changing? It's quite handy for the nobel prize winner, for a powerpoint thinly disguised as a documentary no less, to have a name related to the weather. Storm Field and Dallas Raines were already taken and were perhaps a bit too obvious, so I bet your Harvard nerdiness broke through that calm demeanor and suggested that you take a name that would make other nerds who took latin in high school proud. If that is the case, bravo. Very subtle, very smart.

Cara (latin for dear, spanish for face; which do you think i prefer?)

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Tsongas National Forest

Dear Al,
I got a CD in the mail today to review the final Environmental Impact Statement for the Tsongas National Forest. Why did I receive this? Is this your doing? Would it have been better in a web page than a hard copy? At least a CD weighs less than a book. Also, I'll graduate sometime soon and would like a job.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Sunny Warmth

Dear Al Gore,

THANK YOU for the weather. After a few weeks of freezing (ie high 40s, low 50s) weather, it is finally back to normal - mid 60s. I'll curse you again in June when it is still the mid-60s, but for now, I'm happy.

Dear Al Gore, 
   I'm FREEZING.  What's up with this?  


Sunday, January 13, 2008


Dear Al,
I have head that dishwashers use less water than washing dishes by hand? I assume this is only true if the dishwasher is full or almost full. Could you tell me how full the dishwasher needs to be? Also, since the dishwasher uses extra electricity does that negate the water saving effect? What if I turned out the kitchen lights, which would have to be on while I washed dishes by hand, and then subtracted the energy for the light bulb? I think my kitchen lights are florescent. (Not the fancy new kind but the kind they had in my elementary school.)

Since I don't actually have a dishwasher right now (but I like to think about getting one) I would also like to know how dish-washing-by-hand methods compare. For example, my Dad washes dishes by filling the sink with warm water and a small amount of soap and letting some dishes soak while he washes others. (Glasses and not-very-dirty things first!) Then he rinses them in the other side of the sink. I wash my dishes by putting some soap and warm water on a sponge and letting the wash and rinse water fall allover the dishes waiting to be washed in the sink. I think I use more soap this way than he does, but less water since the rinse water has to be used anyway. Except sometimes when I need to use more rinse water to get the soap off the glasses if it's the first thing I wash and I didn't let the soap sink into the sponge enough. So here is my question: Is it better to use more water or more soap?
Thanks Al,

Saturday, January 5, 2008

A New Development

Hillary called me today.  Well, someone from her campaign called my house looking for some representative (I wish I had paid attention to the name when he said it, but I was just a little too flustered.)  I don't know her that well, but you do, right?  Does this make her my friend?  I'm thinking about calling back and asking if she's free to go shopping tomorrow.  I bet she's in the area, and I think it'd be a great way for me to get to know her better and figure out if I should vote for her.   Thanks again, Al.   J9
Dear Al Gore, 
    Recently, it came to my attention that there are solar powered backpacks on the market.   Sadly, they are stupidly expensive and very ugly.  Also, I feel like wearing one says "Hey, look at me! I have all my expensive electronics charging in this stupidly expensive backpack!"  Despite these drawbacks, I want one.  My birthday's in June, but I'd accept it as a late Chanukah present.  Thanks Al!  (And, as you know, I've been very good this year.)  


P.S. The New Hampshire primary is this week.  Who would you vote for?