I am an avid follower of the tweets of Al Gore, the former Vice President of the USA. I used to wonder as to how Al Gore had the foresight to find a space for himself in Climate Change issues. Rather did the ISSUE need a politician? Now i am convinced that Al Gore is not only right, but also the RIGHT person. The following is the contents of the link posted as a tweet in one of Al Gore’s tweets:-
Pledge to call your Senators
Will you pledge to call your Senators this week and join tens of thousands asking the Senate to support a strong clean energy and climate bill that will create more jobs and less pollution?
On Wednesday, The Washington Post reported:
“Senate Majority Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has instructed Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) to produce a revamped climate bill as soon as possible, according to sources, a task Kerry intends to accomplish within two weeks.”
But lobbyists from Big Oil and Coal are already lining up to do whatever they can to gut critical provisions.
That’s why Repower America is launching its biggest calling campaign ever with an ambitious goal of 20,000 calls from supporters like you.
Take the pledge by signing the form on the right and on Tuesday, we’ll send you talking points and calling information that will connect you with your Senators.
This blogger had written https://movid.wordpress.com/2010/01/17/individual-institutions/ showing how the INDIVIDUAL’S liberties are curtailed gradually by the Institutions. The oil and coal companies which started the process of industrialization have become functus officio and are no longer required, their functions which aided the progress of Human beings is drawing to a close. But they wouldn’t understand. The OPECs, COAL companies, oil refining companies etc. are all rattled by the prospect that they may not merely lose business, but might become extinct. They know that the INEVITABLE has to happen, but are attempting to delay the INEVITABLE. They are showing the anxiety shown by the horse traders just after the advent of automobile. These INSTITUTIONS have all built up their muscle and network over a period of time, and their arms are long and their pockets deep. It is not easy to fight these polluting energy producers FROM the individual level.
WE NEED AN INSTITUTION. But the INSTITUTION to counter the polluting energy producing INSTITUTIONS is yet to be born. The face is AL GORE. He is the right person as he could withstand the pressure of these mafias and attempt to mobilize public support and get the right legislation in place.
Al Gore’s doomsday warnings are nothing but tools to get the fearful into the fold of the purveyors of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION. That the Himalayan glaciers would melt by 2035, Florida would disappear under the rising seas, humanity would be extinct are all the catch phrases to huddle in the masses to create volume to the ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES. One should read SUPERFREAKONOMICS by Steven & Stephen. Especially the chapter titled ” WHAT DO AL GORE AND MOUNT PINATUBO HAVE IN COMMON?”, where the authors discuss environmental issues and what steps are being taken by the scientific community to overcome the aspect of GLOBAL WARMING. I am more inclined to believe the authors of this book than the Al Gore types.
Yet we need an institution to counter another INSTITUTION. One INDIVIDUAL cannot fight an INSTITUTION. An INSTITUTION has permanance which an INDIVIDUAL cannot have. Therefore an IMPERSONAL INSTITUTION is more essential. To fill in this gap comes our Al Gore with his new religion. The solution to the phenomenon of global warming is being worked out by some of the best brains in the world. Yet for the geo-engineering to succeed one needs governmental funding and public support and this cannot come until a POLITICIAN like Gore popularizes the fear and drives the citizens to awareness and compliance to the new environmental laws.
AL GORE SEEMS TO BE THE NEW MESSIAH, GOADING THE SKEPTICS WITH A LOT FEAR, SHOWING A GLIMPSE OF THE HEAVEN TO THE FAITHFUL AND IN THE MEANWHILE BUILDING THE CHURCH FOR PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT.