Lance Simmens has recently completed a rigorous training program led by former Vice President Al Gore; currently he is serving as Special Assistant for Intergovernmental Affairs to Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell. In this capacity he serves an integral role in the development of wind energy in the commonwealth. Thursday night at the home of Khushi and Paul Bagga, Lance Simmens presented a slide presentation based on the Al Gore film "An Incovenient Truth." and also answered questions regarding the Climate and the changes that are occuring. "Global warming is a threat that needs to be addressed immediately, but it hasn't reached the point in which it's too late to do anything about it." Lance stated.
Lance greets the youngest member of the Green Team.
Lance was introduced by Mary Patel who organized the event because like many of us she too is worried about CO2 emmissions.
"I try to focus more on the solutions," he said. "Together, through individual and collective actions, I think we can address this problem."He was among the first 250 people selected by former Vice President Al Gore to attend a training session to present "An Inconvenient Truth" and to be trained on all the scientific data contained in the documentary and then spread the message. After being certified, Simmens has spent time in Pennsylvania giving his presentation, but he wanted to come to Georgia Southern, where he graduated.
Lance said there were simple things people could do to help reduce their "carbon footprint," including taking shorter showers, combining errands, car pool, using compact fluorescent bulbs to save not only money, but the environment as well.
"It is morally inappropriate for us to not leave this world a better place than which we found it," he said. "The question is not will the earth survive, but will it survive and be inhabitable." In addition to being a moral issue, Simmens also argues that global warming could be a national security issue as resources become more scarce due to climate changes and the earth's population continues to increase.
Our host, Paul Bagga greeting a guest
5am-10am XPN Morning Show w/ Michaela Majoun, Lance & Mary
Mike, food, drink, conversation, there seems to be a pattern
Lance Simmens, Mary Patel and Former Sen. Bob Rovner now in radio
Our hotess Khushi Bagga, Lance and Mary
There are things you can do: install programmable thermostats, changing home heating and cooling filters, even properly inflating the tires on your car all help the cause.
“The easiest thing I found that makes a huge difference is properly inflated tires. You can cut out 250 pounds of carbon dioxide emission per year and save $840 in gas if your tires are inflated properly. If everyone did it, nationwide, pollution would come down by two percent in one year.” Lance states. For more information on The Climate Project, visit www.climateproject.org
or visit www.stopglobalwarming.org