July 18, 2008

Al Gore's Challenge

Al Gore made a visionary call for action, "Today I challenge our nation to commit to producing 100 percent of our electricity from renewable energy and truly clean carbon-free sources within 10 years."

I encourage all villagers to view his speech for yourself:



I've never been a great fan of Al Gore. However, when you're right ... you're right. Al Gore is right when he points out that our dangerous over-reliance on carbon-based fuels is at the core of high gas prices, economic downturn and the war in Iraq. America borrows money from China to buy oil from the Persian Gulf to burn it in ways that destroy the planet.

We need a new paradigm. We need to take control of our own economic and environmental future. What say u about Gore's challenge?

4 comments:

blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com said...

Hey Villager!

I think that Al Gore is finally beginning to communicate his political platform soooo many years after he was dismissed as a tie in a photo frame.... I think that Al Gore is going to be an important voice in raising the consciousness of America on many key issues... and I would not have said that about him ten years ago...

Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!
Lisa

Villager said...

Lisa - I agree. It does appear that Al Gore may have found peace after his 2000 loss of the presidency.

What do you think of his 10-year challenge for American electricity?

Cliff Samuels Jr said...

I agree with President Gore (yes he was elected by the people but not by the electoral college) but it is very funny that the warning signs have been here for over 30 years. Look at the ecology movement, the oil crisis in 1970's, and the rise of in popularity of smaller cars and you wonder WHY it took soon long to realize the trouble. Energy is simple, remember e=mc2. The hard part is making that equation a safe reality.

Villager said...

Cliff - Your point is well taken. I suppose that the question is whether we will take action on the signs you point out from the 1970s as well as those pointed out by Al Gore. Will we continue to let it slide ... or will we continue to gamble with our environment?