Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Al Gore's Crusade

The man who calls himself the man who used to be the next president of the United States was in town yesterday, and some colleagues and I were fortunate to go see him speak at Augustana College in Sioux Falls last night. A passionate speaker, Al Gore is a great spokesman for the need to act on pollution levels. While he might not have offered a list of "to do's" and "not to do's," his interest was in galvanizing his listeners into paying heed to the problem and recognizing the importance of acting. The primary problem, he says, is that people aren't well-informed enough to insist that their legislators act in the country's, and the world's, best interest. I hope his campaign for action gets the job done.

2 comments:

April said...

That's pretty neat that you got to see that. Have you seen his movie yet? I'm taking an environmental biology class, and that's about the same sort of thing. It's kind of scary. Motivating, too, though.

JN said...

I haven't seen the movie yet, but I'm looking forward to it. It's a big deal, and Gore was very convincing.