The rising passion of Al Gore – ‘moving together and quickly’

The video is worth watching just for the remarkable difference between his wooden presidential campaign of 2000 and his demonstrative passion here. There are other nuggets – like the number of questions asked of the presidential candidates regarding climate change, and this wonderful African proverb –

If you want to go quickly, go alone; if you want to go far, go together

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I was particularly struck by the thought that one week’s worth of the Iraq war could be much better spent. There may come a point for US citizens and their allies where there is a decision to be made as to the greater threat and the greater good, Iraq or the whole world.

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One Response to “The rising passion of Al Gore – ‘moving together and quickly’”

  1. Marion Says:

    The African proverb rings so true and makes me wonder about my own attitude … . Definitely something to keep close to my heart! Yesterday night I heard a very interesting interview with a researcher on Radio 4 (unfortunately I can’t remember his name) who argued that if we were really committed to tackling climate change, we would be ready to invest into energy efficient and carbon neutral technology at the same level than into military research and warfare. The costs would be high but – obviously, given the military budget of most nations- not impossible to bear. I just hope it won’t be too late for us to act when we finally realise that our national security is as much – if not more – threatened by climate change than by a so-called axis of evil. And call me an utopian, but if it is true that nothing unites people as much as a common enemy, I just wonder what would happen if all nations would one day stand ‘shoulder by shoulder’ in their fight against the destruction and exploitation of our all mother earth?

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