Quote o’Day: Al Gore’s big “10-Year” speech via NY Times.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jul 18, 2008
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“We’re borrowing money from China to buy oil from the Persian Gulf to burn it in ways that destroy the planet,” Mr. Gore said. “Every bit of that’s got to change.”

Are we still a can-do yes-we-can nation? Can we power our once-great nation with clean, renewable, job-creating wind and solar and geothermal—giving up our weakening need for the Middle East’s filthy fuel? If we can go to the moon in 8.2 years, or go from 17 planes to beign the greatest power in WWII in only a few years…the answer is ‘yes.’ But it takes two things: grassroots buy-in (which I believe we have, as evidenced by the trans-partisan fad-dom of Green-this and Green-that) and, secondly, naitonal leadership. Both Obama and McCain promise to be far, far better—Bush Jr. didn’t even acknowledge the existence of the Science 101 Greenhouse Gas, human-action-caused Climate Change phenomenon until last year.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


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