Tuesday, December 12, 2006

An Inconvenient Truth

I have just finished watching "An Inconvenient Truth" on DVD and found it powerful and persuasive. Gore does a terrific job of putting the facts, the statistics, the trends, the resistance, the excuses, and the consequences out there in front of everyone. It is pretty hard to continue to think "Oh well, there's plenty of time..." There's not, folks. See the movie, change your life; our kids' lives depend on it.

1 comment:

LinguistFriend said...

At the 2006 GA, I was pleased to run into a friend from LA, a distinguished chemist who was very concerned about this issue, and active in the efforts to find UU
organizational support in this direction. Once I noticed that the only other person I had known well who had won a certain engineering award, like this LA friend, was Charles Stark Draper, the MIT engineer who headed the group which designed the guidance system for the first (1969) American manned moon spacecraft and lunar module. Some people feel that it is inappropriate for religious organizations to advocate in such issues, and there are important policies in terms of which that is a particular issue for the UUA. With people of that caliber available and concerned about this issue, I am more inclined to think that their opinions should be sought, and also ways to make them effective.