Sunday, March 25, 2007

Gore to Congress: You must be courageous [VIDEO]

Posted by Evan Derkacz at 1:23 PM on March 21, 2007.

I promise you a day will come when our children and grandchildren will look back...

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"I promise you a day will come when our children and grandchildren will look back and they'll ask one of two questions. Either they will ask, 'What in god's name were they doing? Didn't they see the evidence? Didn't they realize that 4 times in 15 years the entire scientific community of this world issued unanimous reports calling upon them to act? What was wrong with them? Were they too blinded, numb by the busyness of political life or daily life to take a deep breath and look at the reality of what we're facing? Did they think it was perfectly alright to keep dumping 70 million tons every single day of global warming pollution into the earth's atmosphere? Did they think all the scientists were wrong? What were they thinking?' Or, they'll ask another question. They may look back and they'll say, 'How did they find the uncommon moral courage to rise above politics and redeem the promise of American democracy and do what some said was impossible and shake things up and tell the special interests, ok we've heard you and we'll do the best we can to take your considerations into account, but we're gonna do what's right."


Tagged as: al gore, environment

Evan Derkacz is an AlterNet editor. He writes and edits PEEK, the blog of blogs.

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