Tuesday, March 2, 2010
In the speech "A Planetary Emergency," Al Gore says that everyone on the earth is in jeopardy from the pollution that humans have emitted over the past few hundred years. This pollution is the cause of what we now know as global-warming. Gore informs, "So today, we dumped another 70 million tons of global-warming pollution into the thin shell of atmosphere surrounding our planet, as if it were an open sewer. And tomorrow, we will dump a slightly larger amount, with the cumulative concentrations now trapping more and more heat from the sun." Obviously, this severely effects our planet in a very negative way. Since this speech has been presented, there might have been a slight increase in awareness and recycling; however, if we are serious about preventing global-warming we are going to have to get to a point where there will be virtually no additional pollution emitted. This seems like a impossible task, but once all the nations/cultures of the world (most importantly the United States) gets on board with "getting green," we might be able to make this happen. I think that additional pollution-preventing laws are going to be inevitable to keep our environment safe, though.