Thursday, October 11, 2007

Al Gore's Moral Imperative

By Robert Parry
October 11, 2007

When Al Gore encountered New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof at a recent conference on climate change, the former Vice President lamented the lack of public urgency toward the looming catastrophe from global warming.

“I can’t understand why there aren’t rings of young people blocking bulldozers … and preventing them from constructing coal-fired power plants,” Gore told Kristof, who was accompanied by his teenage son.

Read on.


Dave said...

Al Gore will be much more effective in the world speaking from the platform he now has. In the Presidency, he would be constrained as what he could say. It is an illusion to believe that he could become president and single-handedly save the world; the president doesn't have that freedom (although the Current Occupant is certainly trying for imperial powers).

brainski said...

No, he shouldn't run. Even if he "won," he can't be trusted to finish the fight, as shown in 2000.

hapa said...

if gore ran as a democrat it would seal the rift. all the rest of the time we have to do major adjustments would be fought uphill against people convinced that greening the economy was the return of the welfare state. remember likely republican voters think the clinton presidency was VERY liberal -- in its american sense of "unappealing". i think this is a very tricky situation.

it's disgusting that there are no likely nominees on the republican side who care about planetary despoilment. whoever's president will have to make the transition work, but the republicans are the only ones who can pull support from both halves of the population. instead they're piling on the ignorance and fear.