Tuesday, March 2, 2010
A planetary Emergency
I disagree with much of what Al Gore has to say about global warming. There is no doubt that he has a way of appealing to the audience and that he has a heart for the environment. However He states in paragraph 6 that"we are what is wrong, and we must make it right" which is completely wrong and a very shallow comment. There is no doubt that the climate is changing and things that are happening in the world cannot be explained but to make a blanket statement about humans being the sole reason behind global warming is obserd. He does however have a point that people are being foolish with pollution and need to take steps to reduce their "carbon footprint" if you will. The main idea that I got from this passage was that we need to work together to do our part to help the environment. However I feel that many of Al Gores speech's and editorials are very one sided and fail to show that the environment has been changing ever since the creation of earth, and that in various points in history the climate has went through extreme warming and cooling periods. The other thing that he fails to do is come up with a plan to reduce green house gasses, he just induces panic among his audience and warns that we are going to create a "permant carbon summer."