Political issue or moral issue

Elissa 2022-04-21 09:02:16

Halfway through I guessed someone would jump out and say it was just a Gore campaign ad because we're always surrounded by smart people. I've been watching "Soldier Assault" recently. I don't know whether Xu Sanduo is considered stupid or not, and whether he is smart or not.
A person with a little faith is happy, a person with a little persistence is strong, and I will applaud Gore for these more than 1,000 speeches without looking at anything else.
This film can be said to be extremely exciting, and Gore's speech talent is also very well-watched. Gore shows the complex problem of global warming in a very vivid way, and his description is also very profound. For example, he mentioned several wrong ideas that prevent us from taking this problem seriously.
In short, emotionally, I recommend you to watch it because the more people see it, more people will care about this issue (except for some smart people of course); I also recommend you to watch the film itself, because even if you ignore the film's The rest of Gore's speech was so good it's worth an hour and a half!

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An Inconvenient Truth quotes

  • Al Gore: We have the ability to do this. Each one of us is a cause of global warming, but each of us can make choices to change that. With the things we buy, the electricity we use, the cars we drive, we can make choices to bring our individual carbon emissions to zero. The solutions are in our hands. We just have to have the determination to make them happen. Are we gonna be left behind as the rest of the world moves forward?

    [on the screen behind him, a list of countries appears]

    Al Gore: All of these nations have ratified Kyoto. There are only two advanced nations in the world that have not ratified Kyoto, and we are one of them. The other is Australia.

    [on the screen, a map of the United States is shown]

    Al Gore: Luckily, several states are taking the initiative. The nine northeastern states have banded together on reducing CO2. Uh, California and Oregon are taking the initiative. Pennsylvania is exercising leadership on solar power and wind power. And U.S. cities are stepping up to the plate.

    [on the screen, a list of cities appears, to applause]

    Al Gore: One after the other, we have seen all of these cities pledge to take on global warming.

  • Al Gore: Ultimately, this question comes down to this. Are we, as Americans, capable of doing great things even though they are difficult? Are we capable of rising above ourselves and above history? Well, the record indicates that we do have that capacity. We formed a nation, we fought a revolution, and brought something new to this earth, a free nation guaranteeing individual liberty. America made a moral decision that slavery was wrong, and that we could not be half free and half slave. We, as Americans, decided that of course women should have the right to vote. We defeated totalitarianism and won a war in the Pacific and the Atlantic simultaneously. We desegregated our schools. And we cured fearsome diseases like polio. We landed on the moon! The very example of what's possible when we are at our best. We worked together in a completely bipartisan way to bring down communism. We have even solved a global environmental crisis before, the hole in the stratospheric ozone layer. This was said to be an impossible problem to solve, because it's a global environmental challenge requiring cooperation from every nation in the world. But we took it on. And the United States took the lead in phasing out the chemicals that caused that problem. So now we have to use our political processes in our democracy, and then decide to act together to solve those problems. But we have to have a different perspective on this one. It's different from any problem we have ever faced before.