An Inconvenient Truth-World Can’t Wait For Bush

Former Vice President Al Gore expressed a powerful message to Americans and the world in a speech by blasting President Bush for procrastination and obstruction in the fight to end global warming. “I am not an official of the United States and I am not bound by the diplomatic niceties. So, I am going to speak an inconvenient truth. My own country, the United States, is principally responsible for obstructing progress here in Bali. We all know that. Bu, my country is not the only one that can take such steps to ensure that we move forward from Bali with progress and with hope.”

Gore’s message was to place the future of this planet before all other considerations and to ensure that children in the coming years are able to enjoy life in a world that has confronted its most important issue– how to maintain a viable living situation without endangering the safety of this precious planet. Gored said it correctly, “We ought to feel a sense of joy that we have work that is worth doing that is so important to the future of all humankind. we ought to feel a sense of exhilaration that we are the people alive at a moment in history when we can make all the difference.”


  • Gekk

    Ok, fair enough.

    Then lets take the IPCC’s goals and standards.

    We need to reduce manmade CO2 production by 85% worldwide to have an 85% chance to avoid catastrophic warming by 2050, and we need to start sooner than that (2030 is the general target) for the reductions to have full effect.

    On a per-capita reduction basis, America needs a 97% reduction (we use more, we need to reduce more). Newer light bulbs and hybrids aren’t even a start, realistically speaking.

    Do you have a solution that solves the problem and doesn’t have me living in a log cabin and hand-plowing a field?

    Or are you really proposing that the world goes back to agrarian farming?

    Or are you not really serious about the problem and the solution and willing to use half measures and hypocrisy to make yourself feel better while leaving the problem mostly intact?

    Well, those are tough questions. Lets just blame Bush. hey, that was much easier, and I feel better; thanks for that.

  • Fred Stopsky

    Perhaps, you can explain why prosperous European nations obtain a much higher percentage of their energy from renewable sources? Germany now exports more than the United States but is committed to making vast strides in their energy sources. One could give you a list of about 50 strategies to utilize more effective means. Europe is completely committed to do something. Are you claiming people in Europe are living in log Cabins?