02 May 2010

The era of procrastination, half-measures, delays is coming to its close. In its place we are entering a period of consequences

I'm sick of doomsday stories. It's about time we make some headway, come now. It's sad to watch Inconvenient Truth again 4 years after it's release and think "what's changed since?"

First Copenhagen and now all this biodiversity stuff. Why must it take people so long to realise? To act? The Arctic, Greenland, permafrost, polar bears, glaciers, deforestation, coral bleaching, tigers, whales, the IWC, Japan, China, oil spills, wildlife trade, carbon dioxide, treaties, Mexico, biodiversity.... they seem to keep going in circles.

Gore is right, it's not a political issue, it's a moral issue - there shouldn't be any thought or debate over it, it's beyond the stage where there should be any doubt or hesitation - just take some action. Not just global warming, I mean everything that falls under the umbrella of conservation.

I normally couldn't care less about politics but you can't help but wonder sometimes what the world would be like if Gore had won.

"We have everything we need to get started, with the possible exception of the will to act. That's a renewable resource. Let's renew it." - Al Gore

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