This is our only home

Eloise 2022-04-23 07:02:18

1. "If the person who pays my salary tells me to go east, how can I go west?" The final appeal is not on the same level as the huge crisis facing the earth as mentioned above. Even scientists are sealed up. The use of energy-saving appliances can really help. Can it stop glaciers from melting? In other words, the unprecedented rapid deterioration of the earth's environment in the 21st century, the extinction of species, extreme weather, disease outbreaks, and rising sea levels are caused by how many people use air conditioners? Obviously not. Of course, the audience can see it too. Would a mature politician be anticlimactic, top-heavy in a speech that has been practiced thousands of times? Obviously not. So, what is the unspoken solution? What can the "can-do" American people who carried out the democratic revolution, abolished racial segregation, and gave women the right to vote?

"Political will is a form of renewable energy" The small habits of countless individuals are not as powerful as a single decision by a person who really has the power to decide, and the United States has more impact on the earth's emissions than all other countries in the world. It can be said that the United States' Leaders determine the future of the planet, and the current U.S. leaders are far from good enough - so many states agree to join the Kyoto Protocol, but the President of the United States has not joined the Kyoto Protocol, to say that Alger has no political intentions , is impossible.


Inclusive despite political intent. There is no shame in leading to the right end by the right means. The far-reaching and serious consequences of climate warming revealed by this documentary have given people a huge revelation.

0% of scientists question the serious consequences of climate change, yet nearly 50% of news reports are vague on the issue. By the time the water temperature in which the frogs are boiled rises to an unbearable level—a moment not far away, hundreds of millions of people will be displaced.

Don't wait until then and ask "Why didn't we wake up when we got a chance?"

Wake up now, it's not too late.

(However, we should still be wary of developed countries using carbon trading to morally suppress normal economic development in developing countries.)

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  • Desmond 2022-04-23 07:02:18

    It's not the end of the world, it's just the end of human's history

  • Britney 2022-04-23 07:02:18

    Gore is so handsome! Thinking back to that election, I thought that Bush Jr.'s name sounded better than his, so I liked Bush Jr....

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.