Fresh Air From Gore

al gore by eric leeAs you may know, Al Gore’s movie “An Inconvenient Truth” has been nominated for an Oscar. If you want to hear more from the man himself (see also his remarks in the previous post), here’s an interview with him on NPR’s Fresh Air. It first aired last year, but it is very current. It’s so good to hear a politician speak so intelligently on these matters

You know, the last few weeks (with, e.g., Bush sort of admitting in his state of the union address there may be a bit of a problem to address, the launch by GM of plans to develop the Volt electric car, the overall increased level of serious and informed environmental discussion in the media, and the recent strong announcement and detailed report from the scientific community, etc) have made me a bit less discouraged about things in this area, I must say. Let’s hope this momentum is maintained and increased.

-cvj

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5 Responses to Fresh Air From Gore

  1. DancingBear says:

    Oh man, when I think how different and better the last six years could have been (and by consequence, the next thirty)… somewhere in the multiverse the world is a little less screwed up. Good for them.

  2. Amara says:

    About Bush’s State of the Union address. When I read the transcript two weeks ago at the Washingon Post website (you’ve linked to it above), the surreal quality came through, showing its true Monty Pythonesque colors.
    (APPLAUSE)

    This tag cloud on the speech, however, would have been enough.

  3. John says:

    We don’t REALLY know what causes the global warming, do we? I won’t trust any politician on a subject that requires careful scientific research, and Al Gore is a politician.

  4. Clifford says:

    Hi John,

    He is reporting the careful scientific work. He does not claim to have done it himself. Feel free to ignore him – listen to the researchers instead, who say the same things.

    Cheers,

    -cvj

  5. sushil_yadav says:

    The link between Mind and Social / Environmental-Issues.

    The fast-paced, consumerist lifestyle of Industrial Society is causing exponential rise in psychological problems besides destroying the environment. All issues are interlinked. Our Minds cannot be peaceful when attention-spans are down to nanoseconds, microseconds and milliseconds. Our Minds cannot be peaceful if we destroy Nature.

    Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment.

    Subject : In a fast society slow emotions become extinct.
    Subject : A thinking mind cannot feel.
    Subject : Scientific/ Industrial/ Financial thinking destroys the planet.
    Subject : Environment can never be saved as long as cities exist.

    Emotion is what we experience during gaps in our thinking.

    If there are no gaps there is no emotion.

    Today people are thinking all the time and are mistaking thought (words/ language) for emotion.

    When society switches-over from physical work (agriculture) to mental work (scientific/ industrial/ financial/ fast visuals/ fast words ) the speed of thinking keeps on accelerating and the gaps between thinking go on decreasing.

    There comes a time when there are almost no gaps.

    People become incapable of experiencing/ tolerating gaps.

    Emotion ends.

    Man becomes machine.

    A society that speeds up mentally experiences every mental slowing-down as Depression / Anxiety.

    A ( travelling )society that speeds up physically experiences every physical slowing-down as Depression / Anxiety.

    A society that entertains itself daily experiences every non-entertaining moment as Depression / Anxiety.

    FAST VISUALS /WORDS MAKE SLOW EMOTIONS EXTINCT.

    SCIENTIFIC /INDUSTRIAL /FINANCIAL THINKING DESTROYS EMOTIONAL CIRCUITS.

    A FAST (LARGE) SOCIETY CANNOT FEEL PAIN / REMORSE / EMPATHY.

    A FAST (LARGE) SOCIETY WILL ALWAYS BE CRUEL TO ANIMALS/ TREES/ AIR/ WATER/ LAND AND TO ITSELF.

    To read the complete article please follow either of these links :

    PlanetSave

    EarthNewsWire

    sushil_yadav