Monday, December 10, 2007

Generate a Clean Future

This is part of Al Gore's speech today. You should have your kids read this aloud. Not only is it a great piece of writing, but our future, and theirs is at stake. Once they see our very survival is at stake, maybe fighting over orange peels in the quad, will turn to fighting to save our forests, water, recycle, and get into electric cars running on solar energy....

"These are the last few years of decision, but they can be the first years of a bright and hopeful future
if we do what we must. No one should believe a solution will be found without effort, without cost,
without change. Let us acknowledge that if we wishto redeem squandered time and speak again with moral
authority, then these are the hard truths: That is just another way of saying that we have to expand the boundaries of what is possible. In thewords of the Spanish poet, Antonio Machado,
"Pathwalker, there is no path. You must make the
path as you walk."
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, ....So let us renew it, and say together: "We
have a purpose. We are many. For this purpose we will rise, and we will act."
It would be something to wish for.....to so affect youth and adults, that they make real changes.

20 comments:

  1. Some people don't think that global warming is going to happen. Other people are try to prevent global warming form happening. What I would do is try to prevent global warming because I want to save the earth and make it a better place to live in. I see people throwing food out the window of their car. People should just wait till they get home and throw the garbage way.

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  2. I think I will going to save a energy by global. So, I will tell my parents about how get to save your money about to take out the plug. I believe there is global warming. I see a lot garbage on the street and river. I see the toilet float out the top in the restroom. I see the people use too much the light in house and school.

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  3. Think Al Gore is trying to make people realize what we are doing to the world today. I believe there is global warming. I see people unplugging there computers and other stuff. I don't really do anything to stop global warming but I'll try to help out.

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  4. I THINK THAT GLOBAL WARMING IS REALLY BAD BECAUSE THE EARTH CAN POSSIBLY BURN AND MANY PEOPLE CAN GET SKIN CANCER AND PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN POOR AREAS THAT DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH WATER THEY CAN DIE OF WATER STARVATION. I THINK THAT IF PEOPLE WOULD STOP USING A LOT OF ENERGY THEN THINGS WOULD BE BETTER AND ALSO THE FACTORIES THE SMOKE OF THE FACTORIES ARE MAKING THINGS WORSE.MANY PEOPLE DO NOT SEEM TO CARE MUCH BOUT IT AND THEY ARE SMOKING AND DOING OTHER THING THAT MAKE POLLUTION BUT WHAT THEY DO NOT NOTICE IS THAT IT IS AFFECTING THEM IN MANY WAYS.

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  5. I believe there is global warming. I see people throwing trash out the car when they are driving. I see little kids throwing there wrappers of candy or some junk food idem on the ground. Also at school when kids walk around they'll walk past a piece of trash thrown on the ground and just leave it there. One solution that might help the earth would be if the people could pick it up and throw it in the trash. Another way to help is to help is to take recycle some of the stuff instead of throwing it to the trash killing trees when we breathe from it. Those are some ways you can help with global warming

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  6. What i would do to keep the world clean and with out having global warming is to stop with the cars in the street and have more people walking and in bikes but we should also have cops on the streets walking not with cars or motorcycles but with bikes or horses. In Mexico they're is cops on horses and boat but not with motors with sticks and they put the stick in the water till it hits the ground and push them selfs that can be one way to safe also if we change the lights.

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  7. Some people don't think that global warming is going to happen. Other people are try to prevent global warming form happening. What I would do is try to prevent global warming because I want to save the earth and make it a better place to live in. I see people throwing food out the window of their car. People should just wait till they get home and throw the garbage way.

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  8. I think that global warming is really a big deal because global warming is already happening. Hurricanes floods and other disasters are all signs of global warming. When I walk home I always see people throwing trash like gum rappers and soda cans. I also see people that instead of throwing trash in the trash can or bin they just leave it were ever. One solution that might help the environment is not wasting water and to not use that much plastic. Also you could preserve the environment by not using you're car that much.

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  9. What i would do to keep the world clean and with out having global warming is to stop with the cars in the street and have more people walking and in bikes but we should also have cops on the streets walking not with cars or motorcycles but with bikes or horses. In Mexico they're is cops on horses and boat but not with motors with sticks and they put the stick in the water till it hits the ground and push them selfs that can be one way to safe also if we change the lights.

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  10. I believe that there is global warming. And i believe in Al Gore's speech. I see people in their car turning on the AC when it's not hot or cold. Also, I see many people who wash their cars and letting the car soap run to the drain on the streets which goes to the ocean. Finally, I see people waisting water everyday. For example how people take hours to take showers when you could just shower for like ten minutes. And also how when people brush their teeth, they let the water run. one solution that might help the earth is to only use water when needed and Only use the AC when really need to use The AC like on rainy days or if it snows.

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  11. I believe there is global warming. I see that people in the world aren't really caring about the earth. I see that my friends don't think about that. I know that global warming is happening, but I don't like to think about it because. One solution that might help the earth would be to make every one recycle

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  12. Global warming is beginning to take a big part peoples futures. I personally think that we should take action before it's too late. I see people using aerosol hairspray cans. I also see people dumping or disposing of their batteries in garbage cans instead of being taken to recycling facilities. And the most common thing that people always do that hurts the earth is plainly littering. People should take notice of what they're doing and what they should do better to improve the environment because if they don't the world will end sooner or later.

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  13. Global warming is beginning to take a big part peoples futures. I personally think that we should take action before it's too late. I see people using aerosol hairspray cans. I also see people dumping or disposing of their batteries in garbage cans instead of being taken to recycling facilities. And the most common thing that people always do that hurts the earth is plainly littering. People should take notice of what they're doing and what they should do better to improve the environment because if they don't the world will end sooner or later.

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  14. I believe that there is global warming because when i am going somewhere i always see garbage in the street and also when i am going on the road i see sometimes people trow there garbage out of there window or throw there drinks out of the window and i see people that don't recycle.

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  15. I do believe that there is global warming. I see that when you look up at the mountains from a long sight you don't see them clearly, smog global warming is taking place. Polar bears in Atlantic ocean are dieing daily because of the sun; it is too hot that it is melting the ice for the polar bears. One solution that might help the earth would be saving water at a time limit. We have to reprove our earth and help in any way we can and all we are doing right now is just showing glib for our earth.

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  16. I think global warming is bad because it affects the world and us. People should stop littering and start recycling. We should avoid things that cause global warming or else our air can get contaminated and we will not be able to breathe therefor we will die.

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  17. I think that they should stop selling cars and start selling bikes so people can stop killing the Earth and they can start working out.

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  18. Of course there is global warming. I see many people hrowing away trash and they dont care about the enviorment. I see a lot of electricity that everyone uses, its ok to use the electricity for what you need but if you just turn on the lights and you dont even us it, you can just turn them of. I see a lot of support fro many people because they care about everybody and they want the earth to live. If I were to make veryone think about global warming, I wouldnt do anything. Even tough if I could try to tell every one most of them wouldn't listen to me and go on.

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  19. Of course there is global warming. I see many people hrowing away trash and they dont care about the enviorment. I see a lot of electricity that everyone uses, its ok to use the electricity for what you need but if you just turn on the lights and you dont even us it, you can just turn them of. I see a lot of support fro many people because they care about everybody and they want the earth to live. If I were to make veryone think about global warming, I wouldnt do anything. Even tough if I could try to tell every one most of them wouldn't listen to me and go on.

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  20. I believe theres global warming.
    I see people trowing trash anywhere they want to.I see people killing each other.I see people not caring for the environment at all buy the way the act.

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