Archive for October, 2007

A Voice Louder In Private Than Public

October 22, 2007 2 comments

So Al Gore won the 2007 Nobel Peace Price, and of course calls for him to run for President of the United States ring loud. Still though the answers to these calls seem to be an even louder – “No one home.” I would like to see Gore stay where he is. Sometimes a person’s influence can be diminished by gaining “public power.” I feel this is Gore’s situation. As a private citizen he can actually get angry and say things directly not having to bite his tongue, worrying about political fallout.

Regardless of the validity of global warming Gore has raised a huge issue – environmental destruction. No one can argue that humans are destroying the natural environment via industrial waste, personal waste, and overall lack of respect for Mother Nature. From killing whales and over fishing the World’s oceans to chopping down rainforests and exploitation of natural resources humans are not helping the health of the Earth.

I for one hope that Al Gore doesn’t run for President of the United States, but instead uses his international influence to place pressure on governments, corporations and people to act responsibly towards the environment.