Gore Op-Ed in NY Times: Moving Beyond Kytoto

Is here

Two snippets:

WE — the human species — have arrived at a moment of decision. It is unprecedented and even laughable for us to imagine that we could actually make a conscious choice as a species, but that is nevertheless the challenge that is before us.
Our home — Earth — is in danger. What is at risk of being destroyed is not the planet itself, but the conditions that have made it hospitable for human beings.

Without realizing the consequences of our actions, we have begun to put so much carbon dioxide into the thin shell of air surrounding our world that we have literally changed the heat balance between Earth and the Sun. If we don’t stop doing this pretty quickly, the average temperature will increase to levels humans have never known and put an end to the favorable climate balance on which our civilization depends.

and this in closing (read the whole article):

Our children have a right to hold us to a higher standard when their future — indeed, the future of all human civilization — is hanging in the balance. They deserve better than a government that censors the best scientific evidence and harasses honest scientists who try to warn us about looming catastrophe. They deserve better than politicians who sit on their hands and do nothing to confront the greatest challenge that humankind has ever faced — even as the danger bears down on us.

We should focus instead on the opportunities that are part of this challenge. Certainly, there will be new jobs and new profits as corporations move aggressively to capture the enormous economic opportunities offered by a clean energy future.

But there’s something even more precious to be gained if we do the right thing. The climate crisis offers us the chance to experience what few generations in history have had the privilege of experiencing: a generational mission; a compelling moral purpose; a shared cause; and the thrill of being forced by circumstances to put aside the pettiness and conflict of politics and to embrace a genuine moral and spiritual challenge.

Like poetry. Run Al, Run. Please. With 52% of the electorate saying they would NEVER vote for Hillary, we need another option…..

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3 Responses to Gore Op-Ed in NY Times: Moving Beyond Kytoto

  1. fnades says:

    Hopefully — he is listening.

  2. I reproduced Al Gore excellent op-ed in my blog (http://cubajournal.blogspot.com) and it broke a record on page load statistics for my blog. No only people in the U.S. read it, but also Great Britain, Canada and other countries.

    GORE/OBAMA 2008

  3. askewed says:

    ” a generational mission; a compelling moral purpose; a shared cause; and the thrill of being forced by circumstances to put aside the pettiness and conflict of politics and to embrace a genuine moral and spiritual challenge.”
    That would be a great eight years for the country and on a personal note I’d quite enjoy directing my thoughts and efforts toward a goal rather then feeling compelled to constantly be pointing out the administrations deficiencies and mistakes. It is tiring and often futile. Getting the populous to see what is right in front of their faces has not been my idea of a good time… I need a break.

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