National Research Council Finds Global Warming at 400-Year High!
The National Research Council, chartered by Congress to advise the government on science issues, released a report yesterday that finds that the Earth has been hotter in the last 25 years than during any other period where temperature has been measured. Although the report holds that the hottest year was 1998, while Al Gore states in his movie, Inconvenient Truth
that the hottest year was 2005, the National Research Council report
and Al Gore's movie agree more than differ.
Congress ordered the National Research Council to find out if widespread data on the amplitude of global warming in the late 1990s is sound. The National Research Council measured the amount of atoms in elements of coral bands that form yearly to determine what temperature the bands are exposed to in the water in which it is formed. The isotopic composition or the amount of atoms in the annual bands' elements reflect the water temperature and isotopic composition at the time of coral band formations. The National Research Council also measured the relevant abundance of insect and plant fossils in lakes and other bodies of water, found out how old these fossils were, then they used information regarding what temperature in which such insects or plants could have survived to determine the water's temperature at the time of the fossils' existence.
The National Research Council also backed the temperature spike by comparing the length of glaciers now to what they were hundreds of years ago. Al Gore shows before an after footage of ice melting off the Earth's highest mountains like Kiliminjara in Africa and the greater part of the Patagonia Glacier in Chile.
The National Research Council maintains that these and other proxies can only effectively determine temperature for 400 years; global surface temperatures before 1600 A.D. are harder to determine using typical paleoclimatic indicators such as proxies. Furthermore, instrument-read temperatures date back 150 years.
What does Al Gore's Movie have to do with real estate investing?
Davis Guggenheim, the director of Al Gore's movie, An Inconvenient Truth,
told the Washington Post, "As I got into Al's story, I see a human being who's made some tough, tough choices in his life. After the 2000 election? To go back deeper and deeper into this issue? To decide that it is the most important thing he can do. . . . I see how tireless he is. That, to me, is so dramatic, so inspiring."
Al Gore played a slide show of his environmental work to Laurie David, wife to the creator of HBO's Curb your Enthusiasm, Larry David, after the premiere of the global warming doomsday film, "The Day After Tomorrow." Laurie David had Al Gore meet with "Pulp Fiction" producer, Lawrence Bender, and eBay founder, Jeffrey Skoll, to get Al Gore's movie financed. An Inventory of Truth
has made $4 million since opening on May 24.
Real estate investments can also require networking with middlemen at the right time to get you to the investor financing your deals. A real estate investor has to sell the logistics of the creative financing she is proposing, overcoming professional objections from property owners, real estate agents, partnering investors. Real estate investing success can also require you to overcome personal obstacles in your life that may prevent you from closing on time - a death in the family, job loss, etc.
Al Gore got into an accident that almost took his son's life; Gore lost a controversial presidential election to Bush; and Al Gore's sister died of lung cancer. Al Gore is going to tell you how he reengineered his life by following a 30 year passion to remedy global warming.
If you are buying your first single family home or a multi-million dollar commercial plaza you have to communicate and execute the logisitics of your deal no matter what you have been through. And real estate success can only be achieved when you channel a passion into your investing. You've got to picture yourself using the $400 or $10,000 or $100,000 in passive income your properties will generate without any work on your part.
Gore is going to speak on how you could apply the entreprenurial prowess he used to launch a youth-oriented television network, Current TV, and an environmentally conscious investment firm when you invest in real estate. Real estate investments are businesses that demand businessmen and businesswomen that inspire people to act.