Saying what he means. Meaning what he says.
Al Gore interviewed in Rolling Stone
He's not mincing words. Unbeholden to anything except his own educated conscience, walking the talk, just like the leader
we need. He also has a few satisfying choice words about the current administration. Read it all
I believe there is a hunger in the country to be part of a larger vision that changes the way we relate to the environment and the economy. Right now we are borrowing huge amounts of money from China to buy huge amounts of oil from the most unstable region of the world, and to bring it here and burn it in ways that destroy the habitability of the planet. That is nuts! We have to change every aspect of that.
posted by Cyndy
...How do the rest of us play a responsible role in advising the group in the White House that doesn't want to hear what any of us say in any case?
If you had written this in a novel before it all played out, you'd get the proverbial rejection slip -- nobody would believe it. That any group of leaders could be this incompetent, and catastrophically blind to reality. But here's my point: What they've done with Iraq, what they did with Katrina, is exactly the approach they're taking to global warming. They're ignoring reality, they're twisting and cherry-picking the evidence to create false impressions that serve the interests of a small, powerful group that has a financial interest in the outcome.