Thursday, September 18, 2008

An Inconvenient Truth

The paper cover reads "Watch it; Share it; Donate it".
The material inside is priceless.
Al Gore has got all statistics for you. He sure has done his research. Well, he knows people who have done.
For a person who grew up in a farm raising tobacco, he sure is a lot more than that.

I have read the book. But I just could not resist the temptation to pick up a copy when I found one in the library.

Whenever it rains when it should not,
Whenever we get a heat wave when we usually don't,
Whenever I think about Alaska,
And the melting glaciers & the thawing permafrost,
I regret.
I regret that we are in a developing world that believes more in machines & industries than humans & the environment. We are a part of it. Rather, we are the sole reason that it is even happening. My Parents lived in a cleaner environment. Me not so much, but my kid?

In this world of constant change in the form of development, I guess, it is time we need to stop & think for a while. Is it all worth it?
I have been to Alaska. I have crossed the Arctic circle. I went in to see the permafrost & saw water instead. It is such a beautiful country & it is a shame that it is all not going to be the same forever. Unless, we act now.
Al Gore believes it is not a political issue so much as a moral issue.
There is nothing to disagree.

I cannot do anything but recommend you to Watch it, please!
A Teaser