We are what is wrong, and we must make it right

by Caroline Brown

Wow. Here’s Al Gore’s Nobel Lecture from yesterday. I can’t paste it in, it seems, without incurring the wrath of the Nobel Committee. Still, click through and read it in its entirety. It’s worth it.

Photo courtesy of the Associated Press.


4 Comments to “We are what is wrong, and we must make it right”

  1. I applaud the work that Al Gore has been doing, since leaving the White House but I am curious why there isn’t more written about what he actually acccomplished, or even tried to accomplish, while he was vice-president of the US in regards to the problems of climate change and global warming. Do tell C, if you have additional info. about his work while in the White House.

    I guess it’s best to focus on what a person is doing now to make people aware and who make a difference, in that respect, Gore certainly is. He is passionate about his work, that comes through when I have heard him speak.

  2. Looking at the bio of Al Gore, he was in the forefront of realizing some of the problems very early on and has always been pro-environment. My personal opinion is that as VP he was co-opted by the corporate / free-market interests that unfortunately rule both U.S. political parties. I feel like he could have done more with the power that he had but he didn’t / couldn’t. I think his acknowledgment and regret of this come through in An Inconvenient Truth. I also think that’s why he isn’t involved in politics right now–he’s realized that he doesn’t have to censor himself if he’s outside of the political process. People want him to run for pres., personally I wouldn’t mind seeing it myself. But only if he can have the cojones to stand up for what he truly believes in this time around.

  3. Caroline, I will click through and read it. I’m so glad that the Nobel committee has recognized him and the work he’s been doing. This is obviously a true passion of his.

    Diane, Sand to Glass

  4. Thanks for the additional info. C. We only get a ‘watered down’ version of the US news, up here in Canada (especially when you don’t have a gazillion TV channels, which we don’t)

    I think he would be a better than average candidate for president in many respects but as you say, would he have the ‘backbone’ to stick to his beliefs when he was in that position of power, being tugged in all directions? It doesn’t happen very often that politicians actually keep their promises. Sadly throughout history, it’s cost some of the good ones their lives, trying to uphold what they believe in.

    Dirty politics, shouldnt be the norm, but that’s still what we are left with. No wonder real progress is so painfully slow.

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