July 03, 2008
On climate change
Let me tell you about the time I first saw the movie "An Inconvenient Truth" by Al Gore. It was a small cinema showing selective movies, not blockbusters. I went to see the film with a friend, a moderate environmentalist.
The demonstrator first started the wrong movie, which speaks for the little attention it had been given before.
There was also a group of schoolkids with their teacher, who obviously thought this to be a nice outing for the class. So did I, but when I noticed how little those kids could focus on the message, how little interest they showed, I was disillusioned. It was noisy and one time or another I turned to ask them to be quiet (thing I don't usually do in my need for harmony).
I was upset after the film, by the topic that is one of the things I get really passionate about, and about the obvious (and afterwards still continuing) unawareness of the whole problem among those youngsters. I hope there were at least a few quiet ones that actually saw the movie...
Take your time and think about this: Even if Al Gore is not right about every single point he makes, would you be willing to take the chance of not doing anything until it turns out it is too late and you should have acted before?