April 22nd, 2010
12:00 PM ET
5 years ago

Clinton participates in Earth Day 'Digg Dialogg'

Former President Bill Clinton responded to questions posed by Digg users.
Former President Bill Clinton responded to questions posed by Digg users.

New York (CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton recommended on Thursday that every big landfill in America be closed. The statement was in response to a question posed not by a journalist, but by a Digg user.

President Clinton approached Digg, a social voting site, about engaging their community on questions for an "Earth Day Digg Dialogg." Recent participants in Digg Dialogg include Al Gore and Toyota executive Jim Lentz. For the discussion with Clinton, users were able to submit questions, which members of the community voted on. The former president was filmed answering the top six questions on Monday in New York and the video aired Thursday.

Users submitted over 900 questions during a 24-hour period last week. Top questions selected by the Digg community, made up of over 40 million active users, included what the inherent problems are with electric cars, Clinton's thoughts on whether or not Glacier National Park will be around for the next generation, and immediate steps of action people can take to help combat climate change.


Filed under: Bill Clinton • Earth Day • Social Media
soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Rick McDaniel

    How many people mentioned reducing world wide human populations, as a "green" measure?

    Somehow, I suspect, none.

    April 22, 2010 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  2. H. Burow

    Right you are. Go Bill go!

    April 22, 2010 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  3. Lacross Carter

    He also added that there are ways of using cigars outside of their original intended purpose that leaves less of a carbon footprint.

    April 22, 2010 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  4. Pkm

    The gop does not believe in global warming why would the gop give a dang about the earth being clean unless they can make a profit for them selves

    April 22, 2010 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  5. Fitz in Texas

    Rick McDaniel April 22nd, 2010 12:02 pm ET

    How many people mentioned reducing world wide human populations, as a "green" measure?

    Somehow, I suspect, none.
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    Excellent point! But, these folks that are all about global warming and 'Earth Day' don't have the guts to go there.

    April 22, 2010 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  6. Fitz in Texas

    "Obama and Biden will board separate jets in Washington on Earth Day morning to fly 250 miles up to New York, where they will land at separate airports to attend separate events within a few miles of each other... Jets will be forced to circle and burn more fuel as they wait for the VIPs to come and go..."

    I just love the way these guys preach about saving our planet and do this kind of crap. I guess they feel their carbon footprint is ok, but not the rest of ours. Just more of 'Do As I Say And Not As I Do' crap.

    April 22, 2010 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  7. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Because former President Bill Clinton is an avid reader he still has the ability to understand the world as it is today as well as having a future outlook. We must all do our part and I do agree all our landfills need to be shut down and there is a wide open field for discovery of the best and safest way to rid our planet of toxic waste, now and in the future.

    April 22, 2010 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  8. Bedtime for Obonzo

    Close every landfill in America? And what's your back up plan for the nation's garbage, Bubba?

    April 22, 2010 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  9. If We Can Defeat Him On Health Care It Will Be His Waterloo

    The oil rig sinks, eleven brave men are missing, spilling thousands of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

    All on Earth Day.

    So for those right wing anti environmentalists out there:
    How's that "drill baby drill" working out for ya?

    April 22, 2010 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  10. frombelair

    go awayyyy...go away....really....goooo...i am sick seeing on tv everyday...you make me change the channel..

    April 22, 2010 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |