Tuesday, September 02, 2008
From Al Gore's 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Lecture for his efforts to raise awareness of the global climate crisis --
The great Norwegian playwright, Henrik Ibsen, wrote, "One of these days the younger generation will come knocking at my door."
The future is knocking at our door right now. Make no mistake, the next generation will ask us one of two questions. Either they will ask: "What were you thinking? Why didn't you act?"
Or they will ask instead: "How did you find the moral courage to rise and successfully resolve a crisis that so many said was impossible to solve?"
We have everything we need to get started, save perhaps political will, but political will is a renewable resource.
So let us renew it and say together: "We have a purpose. We are many. For this purpose, we will rise and act."
Posted by emilyn at 9:44 PM